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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, HAL to play big role in defence preparedness: Arup Raha

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 23:59

Indian Air Force (IAF), Department of Defence Production and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will continue to play a big role in the defence preparedness of the country, IAF chief Arup Raha said here on Sunday.

Navy pilots to learn landing, taking off from aircraft carrier

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 20:51

Indian Navy pilots will learn the tricks of landing and taking off their MiG-29K and LCA Tejas combat planes on aircraft carriers from a shore-based facility, which was commissioned in Goa on Friday.

500 sorties for Tejas this year

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 20:17

Cleared for induction into the Air Force, the indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas has achieved a significant milestone by completing 500 sorties in this year.

When an elated Antony departed from prepared speech

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 15:14

Defence Minister AK Antony was visibly elated at Light Combat Aircraft Tejas getting initial operational clearance and departed from his prepared speech several times to convey his feelings.

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 aircraft to get initial clearance Friday

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 00:45

The indigenously-designed Tejas` way to induction into IAF will be cleared after it gets initial operational clearance (IOC-II) on Friday.

Antony asks DRDO to share research projects with pvt agencies

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 21:10

Against backdrop of delay in providing critical technologies to armed forces, Defence Minister AK Antony asked DRDO to focus on major programmes and give low-end research projects to private sector.

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.

Tejas to replace MiG-21: Air Chief

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:59

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said that light combat aircraft `Tejas` will replace the iconic MiG-21.

Human error cause of July 15 MiG 21 crash: Antony

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 20:13

Human error was the cause of the crash of a MiG 21 fighter aircraft on July 15 in Uttarlai in Rajasthan in which the pilot was killed, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.