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.

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.

Aero India: Metal birds dazzles skies with aerial acrobatics

A breathtaking display of manoeuvres by civil and military aircraft besides aerobatic teams from across the globe cast a spell as the 10th edition of Aero India air show got off to a start here on Wednesday.

Second prototype of naval version of LCA-Tejas tested successfully

Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) on Saturday successfully tested the second prototype of naval variant of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas here.

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.

Tejas PV6, 2-seater trainer takes to sky in maiden flight

The final version of the two-seater (trainer) version of Tejas (PV-6) made its maiden flight on Saturday, in a milestone for India's overall indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Programme.

HAL, DRDO test first LCA built for IAF

State-owned HAL and DRDO on Tuesday carried out the maiden sortie of the first LCA Tejas aircraft produced for the Indian Air Force by them in Bengaluru.

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.

Tejas to replace MiG-21: Air Chief

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

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.

Don`t extend Tejas deadline, Antony tells DRDO

Defence Minister AK Antony has asked the DRDO not to extend the date of final operational clearance of indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft beyond 2014.

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

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.

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.

IAF to deploy medium power radars, advanced helicopters

Indian Air Force will deploy medium power radars and advanced helicopters in the western sector in order to strengthen its preparedness along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan.

LCA `Tejas` to be inducted in Air Force: DRDO

Indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft `Tejas` will be inducted into the Indian Air Force this year, DRDO chief VK Saraswat has said.