India approves RFP for construction of six submarines at approx cost of Rs 43,000 crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri (India’s Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh on June 04, 2021, has approved proposals concerning Capital Acquisitions of various equipment for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces amounting to approx. Rs 6,000 crore. In addition, the DAC also […]

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Airbus expands India COVID-19 relief, delivers more oxygen plants, ventilators, mobile ICUs

NEW DELHI: Airbus has doubled down on its response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, delivering more than 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and deploying humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country. Airbus is delivering oxygen plants, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, BPAP […]

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Banned since 2019, Boeing 737 Max allowed to overfly India with DGCA nod

NEW DELHI: Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday allowed foreign-registered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which were grounded in the country since the March 2019 fatal crash of such a plane in Ethiopia, to overfly India after taking the agency’s permission. Moreover, foreign lessors are allowed to fly their grounded 737 Max aircraft out of India […]

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Air Force Commanders Begin 3-Day Conference; Review India’s Security Scenario

NEW DELHI: India’s Raksha Mantri (RM) Shri Rajnath Singh addressed the biannual Air Force Of India (IAF) Commanders’ Conference (AFCC-21) on 15 April 21 at Air Headquarters. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) welcomed the Raksha Mantri, Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and […]

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Imposing sanctions on India would be victory for Russia: Republican Senator

WASHINGTON: A top Republican Senator has said that imposing CAATSA sanctions on India for buying the multi-billion-dollar S-400 missile system from Russia would be a geostrategic victory for Moscow. Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote in the Foreign Policy magazine that if the Joe Biden administration imposes sanctions on […]

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India has finalised air bubble pact with Sri Lanka: Aviation Ministry

NEW DELHI: India has established a bilateral air bubble arrangement with Sri Lanka for operation of special international passenger flights between the two countries, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Saturday. With this, India now has such pacts with 28 countries, including Afghanistan, Bahrain, Canada, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, the Maldives, Nigeria, Qatar, the UAE, […]

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Pentagon defends US Navy ship asserting navigational rights inside India’s EEZ

The Pentagon has defended its Navy asserting its navigational rights within India’s exclusive economic zone without taking New Delhi’s permission, calling the move “consistent with international law”. In an unusual move, the US Navy announced that on Wednesday it conducted a freedom of navigation operation in Indian waters without prior consent to challenge India’s “excessive […]

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Fourth batch of three Rafale fighter jets land in India: Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: The 4th batch of three IAF Rafales landed on Indian soil after a direct ferry from Istres Air Base France, informed the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday. “The 4th batch of three IAF #Rafales landed on Indian soil after a direct ferry from #IstresAirBase France,” the IAF tweeted. “Rafales were refuelled in-flight […]

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India: 34 green zone sites approved for NPNT compliant drone operations

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted permit to “No-Permission-No-Takeoff’ (NPNT) compliant drone operations at 34 additional green zones to facilitate, smoothen, and promote drone operations in the country. The approved sites allow drone usage up to 400 ft Above Ground Level (AGL). These zones are in addition to the twenty-six green zone sites […]

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