The first of the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter planes, overhauled within the country, was on Friday handed over to the Indian Air Force by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here, making India the only nation to re-do the Russian-made aircraft.
The Indian armed forces have projected a combined requirement of 440 light utility helicopters which will now be manufactured indigenously involving the state-owned HAL and private sector firms in partnership with foreign players.
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will analyse the black box of Air Force`s ALH Dhruv chopper that crashed on Friday, killing seven military personnel including two officers, to find out the exact reasons behind the mishap.
The Central Bureau of Investigation Friday registered a Preliminary Enquiry into the alleged bribery in the Rs. 18.8 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by Britain`s Rolls Royce.
CBI in the next couple of days will register a preliminary enquiry into alleged bribery in a Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited by London-based Rolls Royce.
With a CBI probe ordered into allegations of bribery in supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the CPI(M) said the UPA Government is forced to take such steps after foreign governments act against arm dealers.
The Army on Thursday signed a Rs 300 crore contract with the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for procuring 20 Cheetal helicopters to boost its capability in carrying out high-altitude operations in areas like Siachen.