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Indian Air Force to land 20 fighter jets, commandos on Agra-Lucknow Expressway today

Indian Air Force to land 20 fighter jets, commandos on Agra-Lucknow Expressway today

In preparation for the mammoth exercise, the stretch near Bangarmau in Unnao district, around 65 km from Uttar Pradesh's capital was closed for vehicular movement on Monday.

Oct 24, 2017, 00:34 AM IST
US bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

US bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast

The Pentagon said the mission was designed to show the many military options US President Donald Trump had to deal with the grave threat presented by the North Korean nuclear program.

Sep 24, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
China says nothing will stop its long-range air force drills

China says nothing will stop its long-range air force drills

No amount of interference or shadowing of its aircraft will stop the Chinese air force from carrying out long-range drills, the defence ministry said, announcing another round of exercises of the type that have unnerved Taiwan and Japan.

Aug 25, 2017, 10:00 AM IST
China asks US to stop unfriendly dangerous military activities

China asks US to stop unfriendly dangerous military activities

China on tuesday defended the action of its fighter jets flying close to a US naval plane in the East China Sea, saying American aircraft coming near China's border and carrying out reconnaissance has threatened China's national security.

Jul 25, 2017, 20:42 PM IST

China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

The Philippines relies overwhelmingly on imports to fuel its fast-growing economy and needs to develop indigenous energy resources. Its main source of natural gas, the Malampaya field near the disputed waters, will be depleted within a decade.

Jul 25, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Japan lodged a "strong protest", after accusing China of "unilaterally escalating" tensions.

May 19, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Japan scrambles jets over China drone flight near disputed islets

Japan scrambled fighter jets on after four Chinese coastguard vessels entered in its territorial waters.

May 19, 2017, 09:49 AM IST
DEA discusses indigenous manufacture of fighter jets, choppers

DEA discusses indigenous manufacture of fighter jets, choppers

Defence Ministry sources said the DAC, chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, made "forward movement" towards finalising the 'strategic partnership (SP) model', covering "substantial ground".

May 15, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

US, Indian govts talking on making F-16 in India: Lockheed

American defence major Lockheed Martin on Thursday said discussions are currently taking place between the US and Indian governments on the company's plans to set up manufacturing base for F-16 fighter jets in India.

Feb 17, 2017, 00:38 AM IST
Rafale deal closer to decision, sent to the Prime Minister's Office for final review

Rafale deal closer to decision, sent to the Prime Minister's Office for final review

The multi-billion Euro deal for 36 Rafales moved a step closer to a decision as the file on the fighter jets has been sent to the PMO.

Sep 01, 2016, 22:10 PM IST
India to buy 500 helicopters, 12 submarines, over 200 fighter jets in next 10 years: Report

India to buy 500 helicopters, 12 submarines, over 200 fighter jets in next 10 years: Report

In order to ramp up its military preparedness, India will spend a massive $223 billion or Rs 15 lakh core over the next decade to acquire weapon systems, as per a media report.

Aug 23, 2016, 23:42 PM IST

India wants second line of fighter jets: Report

 India is keen on manufacturing a second line of fighters besides Tejas, as per a media report.

Apr 20, 2016, 22:45 PM IST
Govt plans to make second line of fighter aircrafts under Make in India project, says IAF chief

Govt plans to make second line of fighter aircrafts under Make in India project, says IAF chief

The Chief of Air Staff said the second line of fighter jets will be in addition to light combat aircraft Tejas and 36 Rafale planes that India will procure from France.

Mar 04, 2016, 18:21 PM IST

US lawmaker dismayed at sale of F16 to Pakistan

A top US lawmaker on Tuesday said he was dismayed by the Obama Administration's decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan despite the country's support for terrorism.

Feb 16, 2016, 21:40 PM IST
Turkey's military plane shoots down Russia's Sukhoi jet on Syria border

Turkey's military plane shoots down Russia's Sukhoi jet on Syria border

Russia on Tuesday said that the military plane Turkey shot down at the Syrian border was a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet, adding that the jet did not enter Turkish space.

Nov 24, 2015, 15:15 PM IST
Turkey's fighter jets shoot down mysterious warplane on Syria border

Turkey's fighter jets shoot down mysterious warplane on Syria border

Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday shot down a warplane of unknown origin after it ignored warnings and violated national airspace close to the Syrian border, media reports said.

Nov 24, 2015, 14:05 PM IST

Rafale deal: French Defence minister to visit Delhi next week

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit India next week during which a government- to-government framework agreement for the 36 Rafale fighter jets is likely to be signed, which will pave the way for inking of the final contract.

Aug 27, 2015, 21:28 PM IST

U.S. to deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe - Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe very soon as part of a broader effort to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance unnerved by Russia`s

Aug 25, 2015, 04:53 AM IST

Saudi-led jets bomb Yemen as Hadi government rejects new talks

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit military bases across Yemen on Friday, residents told Reuters, and the country`s foreign minister was quoted as saying there was no need to convene another peace summit after the first round of talks failed.

Jun 27, 2015, 03:53 AM IST