The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have banned alcohol consumption among its soldiers and officers. State controlled Global Times reported that the ban has been strictly implemented in many regions including the Eastern and Western Theater Commands with their headquarters in Nanjing and Chengdu
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out the first flight of Light Combat Helicopter (Technology Demonstrator-2) with an in-house developed Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) for the first time in the country. The maiden flight was flawless and flew for 20 minutes with the engagement of the system throughout, a HAL release said
ASEAN Nations are looking to purchase certain weapon systems from India, including Indias indigenously built Akash surface to air missile (SAM) and BrahMos cruise missile. When the 10 Asean leaders meet for the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on Thursday, sources told
Indias first indigenously-developed weapon system integrated helicopter Rudra will make its maiden appearance in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, PTI reports. Rudra is an attack helicopter manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for the Indian Army
The addition of Brahmos and Astra missiles have enabled the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet to bolster India's strategic capability. With these advancements, the reach with air-to-air refueling and standoff performance, Su-30 MKI is a truly potent platform and is bolstering IAFs strategic capabilities, said Indias Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, after a sortie on the multi-role fighter in Jodhpur airbase on January 17
Indias Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will fly in Indian Air Forces frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft over Jodhpur on Wednesday, while reviewing the operational preparedness of the force. “The defence minister will undertake the sortie to gauge and review the operational preparedness and combat capabilities of the armed forces,” an Air Force spokesperson told Mail Today
The Indian Air force (IAF) has deployed four Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets to Hasimara, a forward air base in north Bengal, close to the Indo-Bhutan border, due to ongoing tensions with China. According to a report by
Indias first home-grown fighter jet, Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will participate for the first time in Indian Air Forces biggest air exercise called ‘Gaganshakti to be held sometime in March-April this year. According to a report by
Barring the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, all major helicopter and aircraft manufacturing programs by Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) are on the verge of completion. HAL has so far manufactured 153 Su-30MKI fighter jets of 182 ordered at the rate of 12 aircraft per year for INR 59420 crores (US $9
The Government of India has approved investment of $217.7 million to fast track the production of its domestically manufactured Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) 'Tejas' from existing eight aircraft to 16 per annum
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) to manufacture 15 Limited Series Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army today. HAL would be the sole vendor for the tender as it is the only manufacturer of the LCH
The Indian Air Force has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure 83 Tejas light combat aircraft valued at an approximate Rs 50000 crore (US $7.8 billion) from state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL)
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