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DRDO claim on LCA export premature: Former top IAF officers

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:59

DRDO`s claim about being in a position to export Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has been dismissed as premature and unrealistic by former top IAF officers who want it to focus on getting the indigenous fighter plane inducted into own air force first.

IAF chief reviews SU-30 fighter jet production facility

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 21:47

IAF chief Arup Raha on Saturday reviewed the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited`s Su-30MKI combat aircraft manufacturing facilities in Nashik.

MiG 29K naval combat aircraft suffers damage on INS Vikramaditya

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 14:20

A MiG 29K naval combat aircraft has suffered damage while landing on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya during operations in Arabian Sea off the coast of Goa, a Navy official said on Thursday.

Dassault carrying out gap analysis of HAL`s capabilities

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 16:13

Preparing to supply 126 Rafale combat aircraft to India, French firm Dassault Aviation is carrying out gap analysis of aerospace PSU HAL`s fighter plane production capabilities to recommend upgrades.

Tejas moves a step closer to induction

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 08:31

Marking a milestone in India`s military aviation, the indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Friday received initial clearance for induction into the Air Force, 30 years after the sanction of the programme estimated to cost around Rs 25,000 crore.

Tejas battle-ready for testing by Indian Air Force pilots

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 13:16

World`s lightest and India developed supersonic fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is battle-ready for testing by its air force pilots three decades after it was conceived, designed and developed with cost overruns and inordinate delays.

Air Chief reviews proposed first base for Tejas LCA

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:49

Outgoing IAF chief NAK Browne on Wednesday reviewed the progress of the Sulur air base where the force is to deploy its first squadron of the indigenously- developed LCA, Tejas.

Defence minister tells DRDO to complete projects in time

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 00:31

Defence Minister AK Antony asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to complete its projects within the prescribed time-frame.

AK Antony asks DRDO to complete projects in time

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 20:33

With DRDO facing "bitter criticism" over delays in major projects like LCA and Arjun tank, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday asked the research agency to complete its programmes within the prescribed time-limit.

No deadline for signing 126 M-MRCA deal: Antony

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 19:23

AK Antony refused to set a deadline for conclusion of a multi-billion dollar deal to procure 126 Rafale combat aircraft for the Air Force.

Avoid further time slippage: AK Antony on LCA project

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 21:21

Worried over the long delay in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project, AK Antony asked DRDO and HAL to avoid further time slippage.

Perform or perish: Antony tells DRDO

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 21:41

Reflecting frustration over long delays of strategic projects AK Antony came down hard on DRDO, saying there is a "limit to time slippages".