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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Appointment

  • Nirmala Sitharaman took over charge as Defence Minister. In 2014 she was inducted as Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs and then held charge of Commerce and Industry Ministry as Minister of State (Independent Charge). As the defence minister, Smt. Sitharaman will be a member of the crucial cabinet committee...
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S-400 Field Trial

The field evaluation trials of the S-400 were conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF) in Russia. Both Russia and India signed an inter-governmental agreement on the sale of five S-400 in October 2016 worthapprox. $5.8 billion.IAF, along with the other new air defence systems coming up in the country including the India-Israel joint...

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HAL’s Chopper Plant Got Clearance

An Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has given clearance to HAL’s chopper manufacturing plant at Karnataka, worth Rs 6,300 crores. Its capacity will be 75 helicopters a year and the factory will consist of manufacturing and assembling divisions supported by a runway and air traffic...

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Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft FGFA

Understood IAF is not in favour of acquiring 127 Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft from Russia due to the very high cost and keen on “Make in India” project instead to develop Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). India has already spent close to $300 millions on the preliminary design phase of FGFA, the Russians are...

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