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India to develop jet engines for fighter aircrafts

India is planning to develop indigenous engines for powering aircraft such as TEJAS variants and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) with foreign collaboration. At present, the TEJAS FOC variant and the MK-1A are powered by the GE-F404 engines while the TEJAS MK-2 and AMCA in future will initially be powered by a more...

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Update on ICG’s Modernization Plan

The modernization drive of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is going ahead as planned. The ICG is likely to induct HAL developed 10 new Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk-III by May 2022. Moreover, the ICG is planning to induct one offshore patrol vessel (OPV) in 2021 and two pollution control vessels (PCVs) by...

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India exported defence items worth over Rs 38,000 Cr in last 7 years

India has exported defence items worth more than Rs 38,000 Crores in the past seven years and the Government aims to achieve the export target of Rs 35,000 Crores by 2024-25. Presently, India is in the list of top 25 countries in defence exports and is exporting defence equipment to around 70 countries.

Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar takes over as Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar has taken over as the new Chief of Naval Staff. He will succeed Admiral Karambir Singh, who is the incumbent Indian Navy chief. Admiral R Hari Kumar was previously the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Western Naval Command. During a career spanning nearly 39 years, he has served in...

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SAAB offers Gripen fighter jet at half of Rafale cost to India

Sweden’s SAAB group have made a pre-tender pitch to India for the Multi Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) procurement program by declaring that its Gripen E single-engine fighter jet is on offer for half the price India has paid for the Rafale along with full technology transfer. India paid an estimated of Rs 1,821 Crores a...
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India, Russia set to ink AK-203 rifle deal worth Rs 5200 Cr

India and Russia are likely to sign the contract worth Rs 5200 Crores for the joint manufacturing of AK-203 rifles during the Russian President Putin’s visit to India in the coming week. Previously in February 2019, an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) has been signed between India and Russia. And later on, a JV company...

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