India approves development of new Greenfield Airport in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for the development of Phase I of New Greenfield Airport at Dholera, Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs. 1305 crore, to be completed within 48 months. The project is being implemented by Dholera International Airport Company […]

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India approves procurement of military equipment, platforms worth Rs 76,390

NEW DELHI: In a significant move to boost self-reliance in defence manufacturing, the government of India on Monday approved the procurement of military equipment and platforms worth Rs 76,390 crore from domestic industries to enhance India’s overall combat capabilities. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, cleared the procurement of next-generation […]

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Jyotiraditya Scindia bats for paternity leave in airlines; wants 50% women pilots

NEW DELHI: Airlines must consider giving male employees paternity leave so that they, too, can share the responsibility of bringing up children, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said. He also batted for increasing the share of women pilots in the country from 15 per cent to 50 per cent. India passed the Maternity (Amendment) Bill in […]

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Sanctions on Russia unlikely to trouble Indian defence sector: Niti Aayog member

NEW DELHI: India’s defence sector will not face any problems because of the western sanctions on Russia as Moscow has an inherent military strength and is self-sufficient in its production capabilities, Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat said on Wednesday. Russia is one of biggest suppliers of defence products and equipment to India mostly under […]

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Indian Navy’s multilateral exercise Milan 22 concludes

NEW DELHI: The sea phase of the 11th edition of MILAN which witnessed participation of 26 ships, one submarine and 21 aircraft, culminated on 04 Mar 22. A series of complex and advanced exercises were undertaken in all three dimensions of Naval operations to enhance compatibility, interoperability, mutual understanding and maritime cooperation amongst the partner […]

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Indian Navy Expands Fleet with Delivery of 12th P-8I

NEW DELHI: Boeing delivered the 12th P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India, on February 19. This is the fourth of four additional aircraft delivered under the options contract signed by the Ministry of Defence in 2016. “Customer centricity, commitment to the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s defence forces are key values to our partnership with […]

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India, Israel discuss avenues to expand cooperation in Space sector

NEW DELHI: India and Israel discussed avenues for expanding space relations, in the backdrop of reforms in the sector announced by the Narendra Modi government, in addition to ongoing cooperation. Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon called on Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Secretary in the Department of Space, S Somanath at […]

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Ministry of Tourism signs MoU with Alliance Air Aviation to boost tourism in India

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Tourism (MoT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alliance Air Aviation Limited (AAAL) on Thursday to boost tourism throughout the country. The ministry endeavours to position India as a preferred destination in the tourism-generating markets, whereas AAAL, with its vast domestic network, plays a vital role in the […]

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Indian Army chief holds talks with Saudi Arabian commander

NEW DELHI: In a historic and landmark visit, the Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Lieutenant General Fahd Bin Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mutair, arrived in India on 14 February 2022. This is the first ever visit by a serving Royal Saudi Land Forces Commander to India and marks a deepening bilateral defence cooperation between the […]

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India flight tests Rafale-Marine for INS Vikrant

NEW DELHI: The marine version of the French-made Rafale fighter jet has been successfully flight-tested at a shore-based facility in Goa where conditions similar to that on the indigenously-developed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant were simulated, a top diplomat said. The Rafale-M is pitted against the US-made Super Hornet — both of which are being evaluated […]

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