Sweden offers India collaboration on fighters and submarines

Sweden has offered to collaborate with India on production of light combat aircraft in the country along with state-of-the-art submarines as part of the 'Make-in-India' initiative.

Parl panel slams Defence Ministry for shortage of figher jet squadrons

A parliamentary committee on Monday slammed the defence ministry over the gap between the sanctioned strength of active fighter aircraft squadrons and their actual number, saying that "even the slight edge over rival neighbouring nation" would be lost if the "complacency" remains.

Tech complexities among reasons for LCA project delay: Govt

Development of hi-tech technology from the scratch, lack of skilled manpower and technological complexities were some of the reasons the government today gave for delay in completion of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project.

AeroIndia concludes, no mega deal signed

Asia's premier air show, "Aero India" came to a close on Sunday with the event turning into a carnival on the last two days as nearly three lakh people thronged the Air Force Station at Yelahanka here to witness the splendid aerial feast by the metal birds.

DRDO in talks with foreign companies for advanced fighter jet engine

DRDO is pushing ahead with its plan to develop an Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft and is in talks with top international firms to zero in on an engine for the same, a senior official said on Thursday.

India to hard sell Tejas at air show

India will showcase and hard sell its indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at an air show here in February to prospective buyers from overseas, a top official said on Wednesday.

Tejas starts after overnight soak in extreme cold

In another landmark for indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, the aircraft was successfully started thrice after an overnight soak in the extreme cold of Ladakh, where the temperature dropped to minus 15 degrees Celsius.

Naval light combat aircraft successfully tested

The first naval prototype of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers, was successfully tested at a facility in Goa, the defence ministry said here Sunday.

Tejas trials progressing well: Parrikar

The government on Tuesday said all trials are progressing well towards Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of the delayed indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas.

Delay in key projects cause of concern: IAF chief

Air chief Arup Raha on Saturday expressed concern over delay in key acquisition and development projects and hoped that the government puts in place a faster system to ensure greater accountability.

HAL flies Tejas fighter built for IAF

The first of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, built for the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), was flown here Tuesday, the defence behemoth said Wednesday.

DRDO claim on LCA export premature: Former top IAF officers

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.

Tejas moves a step closer to induction

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

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

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

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

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.

Avoid further time slippage: AK Antony on LCA project

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

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

Dream of fitting indigenous Kaveri engine into LCA-Tejas over

The dream of fitting Kaveri engine being developed indigenously into the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft LCA-Tejas appears to be as good as over.