All India articles – Page 8

  • Rafale B Aero India

    AERO INDIA: Combat-tested Rafales on show


    ​The Dassault Rafale is one of the mainstays of this year’s flying and static display at the Aero India show in Bengaluru, with France sending three air force examples of the type to participate.

  • US Army Raven UAV - Rex

    India to develop indigenous variant of AeroVironment UAVs


    ​India is to begin manufacturing an indigenous derivative of AeroVironment’s family of small unmanned air systems, dubbed the ‘Cheel’.

  • Predator XP - General Atomics

    Predator XP carries out 40h endurance flight


    ​The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator XP unmanned air vehicle has carried out its first long-endurance flight, achieving a record 40h non-stop flight.

  • Indian armed forces

    ANALYSIS: Flood relief to nation building among roles for India's military transport fleet


    ​Logistics support for remote outposts, humanitarian relief, paramilitary assistance and tasks associated with nation building are important missions for India’s air force and indeed the Indian armed forces. On average, the air force airlifts about 35,000t of cargo in support of the army and an about 45 state and central ...

  • Dhruv crash - Rex Features

    Indian army Dhruv crash kills crew


    ​The two-person crew of an Indian army Hindustan Aeronautics Dhruv advanced light helicopter were killed when their aircraft crashed in the Ganderbal district north of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on 11 February.

  • Tejas

    ANALYSIS: India's Tejas continues on its turbulent development


    ​Since the last Aero India two years ago, the torturous development of the Tejas fighter for the Indian air force (IAF) and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the navy has continued. But while the outlook for the future Tejas Mk2 remains uncertain, the navy’s pragmatic approach towards the LCA programme ...

  • MQ-9 Reaper - USAF

    Export restrictions limit Predator potential


    Following requested purchases of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator/Reaper-series unmanned air vehicles by France and the Netherlands in recent weeks, the USA’s backing of an export licence for India but a rejection for Jordan have raised questions over how much potential the UAVs really have outside of NATO.

  • Bird Eye 400 - IAI

    IAI, Alpha team for Indian UAS opportunity


    Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a teaming agreement with India's Alpha Design Technologies, under which the partners will market and produce mini-unmanned air systems including the former's Bird-Eye 400 and 650 for Indian customers.

  • Rafale

    ANALYSIS: India's fighters battle for relevance


    ​Aero India provides a unique opportunity for a close look at the eclectic mix of Russian, American and European platforms operated by India’s air force. A keen observer will look beyond the cold war era aircraft on show, to notice the transformation from what was once a tactical air force, ...

  • T-50

    ANALYSIS: Programme co-operation between India and Russia faces challenges


    India’s joint aircraft design and development programmes with Russia were meant to showcase its increase in stature, coupled with the desire to move beyond licensed production and change the “buyer-seller” status quo that existed with its trusted ally.

  • Netra UAV - IdeaForge

    Delhi police force to deploy mini UAV for night surveillance


    ​Delhi police officers will deploy a mini unmanned air vehicle capable of flying night-time surveillance operations, in response to recent crimes that have been committed in the north of the city, Indian media has reported.

  • News

    India resumes Su-30MKI flights following safety checks


    ​The Indian air force has resumed flying activities with its Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft, after removing a grounding order imposed after an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

  • Tejas Mk1 trainer - ADA

    Last prototype Tejas trainer makes flight debut


    A twin-seat trainer variant of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft has performed its first test flight from Bengaluru in a final series production configuration meant for the Indian air force.

  • Indian PC-7 MkII - Atul Chandra

    Pilatus waits on Indian trainer decision


    ​Swiss airframer Pilatus has quickly established itself as a trusted supplier to the Indian air force, because of the smooth entry into service and performance of its PC-7 MkII basic trainer aircraft (BTA). As of last month, its in-service examples had exceeded 22,000 flying hours and accumulated well over 42,000 ...

  • Fennec India - Airbus Helicopters

    India restarts reconnaissance helicopter contest


    ​India’s defence ministry has released a fresh request for information (RFI) for reconnaissance and surveillance (RSH) rotorcraft to be acquired for the nation's army and air force.

  • News

    India halts Su-30 flights after latest crash


    The Indian air force has temporarily suspended flying on its entire fleet of an estimated 200 Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, following an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

  • Tejas Mk1 first flight - HAL

    ​India’s Tejas light fighter crosses milestone


    The first series production example of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft (LCA) completed its maiden flight on 30 September. The single-engined aircraft took to the air – without any telemetry support – from Hindustan Aeronautics’ (HAL) airport in Bengaluru, and landed safely after a flight lasting less than 30min.

  • Modi at ISRO

    India triumphs with Mars arrival in busy week at red planet


    India has joined a very exclusive club of spacefaring nations, with the successful arrival of its Mars Orbiter Mission. Named Mangalyaan – “Mars craft” in Sanskrit – India’s orbiter spent 300 days enroute and will now be readied for its scientific mission, to study the planet’s atmosphere and geology with ...

  • News

    Jet Airways to begin four new services to Abu Dhabi


    ​Jet Airways will begin four new services from India to Abu Dhabi, starting 14 November.

  • US-2 - JMSDF

    India looks to acquire 18 ShinMaywa US-2 amphibians


    The Indian navy is looking to acquire 18 ShinMaywa US-2i amphibian aircraft, informed sources have told Flightglobal.