Category: Indian Airforce

How the Indian Air force is Flexing its Muscle Near the Chinese Border

India and China fought a bitter border engagement in 1962, with Chinese troops penetrating deep into what was then North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) and inflicting heavy casualties on Indian troops. Arunachal Pradesh which shares a 1,030 km unfenced border with China and this borderland is defined by the McMahon Line, a notional boundary that…

India To Boost LCA Order; AF Questions Its Capabilities

NEW DELHI — The Indian government will increase orders for its homegrown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), called Tejas, from 20 to 120, but Air Force officials question the plane's capabilities, and the scheduled arrival of a more advanced model remains murky. However, Indian Air Force officials said the move to increase reliance on the Tejas, delayed by more…

Need Your Air Force Upgraded on the Cheap? Call ISRAEL

source:-Defencenews.in CHENNAI: The Indian Navy's air power will be beefed up with the induction of P8i long-range maritime patrol aircraft, the defence ministry said on Thursday. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will formally dedicate the P8i aircraft to the nation at a special function to be held at INS Rajali, premier naval air station at Arakonam…

Eurojet pips GE in LCA engine bid

Europe has an edge over the US in the tightly-fought contest to sell India a next-generation engine for the homegrown Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA). Informed sources have told Business Standard that when the bids were opened last week, European consortium Eurojet bid $666 million for 99 EJ200 engines, against US rival General Electric, which…

Brahmos:-A force Multiplier of Indian Army,Navy and Airforce

BrahMos was formed as a joint venture between DRDO and NPO Mashinostroyenia. The company was established in India through an Inter-Governmental Agreement signed on February 12, 1988, between India and Russia. BrahMos-the name represents the fury of Brahmaputra and the grace of Moskva river. The company was established with an authorized capital of $250 million…

India leaning towards the Ka-226 helicopters

The Kamov Ka-226 is a small, twin-engined Russian utility helicopter. The Ka-226 features an interchangeable mission pod, rather than a conventional cabin, allowing the use of various accommodation or equipment configurations. The Ka-226 entered service in 2002. Variants of the Ka-226 have the NATO reporting name of Hoodlum.The military version of Ka-226T is designed for…