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Iran press divided over prospect of nuclear deal

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 23:17

The Iranian press was divided on Saturday over the prospect of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, with reformist newspapers cautiously optimistic but hardline titles wary of a trap.

Upgraded Mirage 2000 undertakes maiden flight in France

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 23:58

Under IAF`s over Rs 10,000 crore modernisation programme, the first Mirage 2000, upgraded by its manufacturer, has successfully completed it maiden flight at an air base in France.

‘Mirage planes upgrade at Rs 167 cr per aircraft in 2011’

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 16:22

India bought Mirage-2000 warplanes for Rs 133 crore each in year 2000, while the cost of upgrading the aircraft came to Rs 167 crore per unit in 2011, Defence Minister A K Antony said Monday.

`Iron Fist`: Prez, PM to witness IAF`s day-night demo in Pokhran

Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 18:37

President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Manmohan Singh and Defence Minister AK Antony will witness operational capabilities of Indian Air Force in day-night demonstration `Iron Fist` in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

Astra missile test-fired on second consecutive day

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 18:25

After perfect developmental trial of "Astra", India test-fired its indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from here.

IAF to procure 2 second-hand Mirage-2000 aircraft

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 15:54

The Indian Air Force is planning to buy two second-hand Mirage 2000 combat aircraft to make up for the losses suffered by it in crashes earlier this year.

Congress, BJP dub Third Front as mirage, myth

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 12:19

The Congress and the BJP have dismissed emergence of Third Front ahead of the 2014 general elections as a `mirage`.

PAF Mirage jet crashes; pilot safe

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 20:05

A Mirage jet fighter of Pak Air Force crashed while on a routine training mission in Balochistan province in the country`s southwest.

Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012, 20:12

The France-made Mirage 5 crashed shortly after take-off for a routine training flight from the Masroor air base in Karachi.

IAF`s frontline Mirage-2000 back in action

Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 20:48

IAF`s frontline Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft, which were temporarily grounded following two crashes in February and March, have begun operational sorties following a detailed investigation of their systems and components.

Grounded Mirage fleet to fly by month end: Browne

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 12:48

After remaining grounded for over a month, the Mirage 2000 aircraft fleet of the IAF is expected to resume flying operations by the end of this month.

IAF still in the dark about Mirage 2000 crashes

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 20:21

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is struggling to find reasons behind the recent crashes of two frontline Mirage 2000 fighter planes.