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HAL must be modernised, if Tejas are to be saved (Comment: Special to IANS)

HAL must be modernised, if Tejas are to be saved (Comment: Special to IANS)

If the recent induction of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has received a muted welcome from the IAF, there are very good reasons for it. While the nation and the defence-industrial complex may celebrate a m...

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Made-in-India Tejas: Historic landmark for aerospace industry (Comment: Special to IANS)

Made-in-India Tejas: Historic landmark for aerospace industry (Comment: Special to IANS)

On July 1, 2016, No.45 Squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) became the proud recipient of India's first indigenous 4th generation fighter; the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) dubbed Tejas. This marks, not just an historic land...

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Tejas, India's indigenous stealth fighter, inducted after 33-year delay (Roundup)

Tejas, India's indigenous stealth fighter, inducted after 33-year delay (Roundup)

Bengaluru, July 1 The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday inducted indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas that boosts its weakening operational capability, 33 years after the project to develop the multi-ro...

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'Flying Tejas felt like being on top of the world'

'Flying Tejas felt like being on top of the world'

Bengaluru, July 1 Flying the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) after its induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) was like being on top of the world, said Group Captain Madhav Rangachari here on Friday. ...

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Modi expresses pride, happiness over induction of Tejas

Modi expresses pride, happiness over induction of Tejas

New Delhi, July 1 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed pride and happiness over the induction of indigenously built Tejas fighter jet into the Indian Air Force. ...

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IAF inducts two Tejas fighters into 45 Squadron

IAF inducts two Tejas fighters into 45 Squadron

Bengaluru, July 1 The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday inducted two Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) into its 'Flying Daggers' 45 Squadron here. ...

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Indigenously developed Tejas LCA inducted into Indian Air Force

Indigenously developed Tejas LCA inducted into Indian Air Force

Bengaluru/New Delhi, July 1 The first squadron of the indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas -- christened 'Flying Daggers 45' -- was inducted into the Indian Air Force on Friday. ...

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Parrikar congratulates HAL, ADA for Tejas induction

Parrikar congratulates HAL, ADA for Tejas induction

New Delhi, July 1 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday congratulated Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) for the successful induction of indigenously built Tejas fighte...

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First Tejas squadron with two jets to be ready on July 1

First Tejas squadron with two jets to be ready on July 1

New Delhi, June 27 The first squadron of indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas -- christened 'Flying Daggers 45' -- will be in place on July 1 with the handing over of two LCA by the makers Hindustan Aeronautics Limi...

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J&K attack on CRPF men an act of frustration: Parrikar

J&K attack on CRPF men an act of frustration: Parrikar

Bhubaneswar, June 26 Condemning the terrorist attack on a CRPF bus near Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir a day earlier, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said it is an act of frustration and assured the governme...

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Su-30 flies with BrahMos missile for first time

Su-30 flies with BrahMos missile for first time

Nashik, June 25 BrahMos Aerospace on Saturday demonstrated here the integration of its supersonic cruise missile system with a Su-30MKI fighter jet of the Indian Air Force. ...

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HAL unveils indigenous basic trainer aircraft HTT-40

HAL unveils indigenous basic trainer aircraft HTT-40

Bengaluru, June 17 Public-sector aerospace and defence major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Friday inaugurated indigenous Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) HTT-40 here in the presence of Defence Minister Manohar Pa...

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IAF chief flies indigenous Tejas fighter in Bengaluru

IAF chief flies indigenous Tejas fighter in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 17 The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Tuesday flew a trainer version of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) over the city under a cloudy sky, an official said. ...

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IAF chief flies Tejas fighter trainer in Bengaluru

IAF chief flies Tejas fighter trainer in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 17 The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Tuesday flew a trainer version of the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) over the city under a cloudy sky, an official said. ...

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IAF chief flies Tejas trainer in Bengaluru

IAF chief flies Tejas trainer in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 17 The IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, on Tuesday flew a trainer version of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) over the city under a cloudy sky, an official said. ...

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Mukherjee invites New Zealand to join 'Make in India' initiative

Mukherjee invites New Zealand to join 'Make in India' initiative

Auckland, April 30 President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday invited New Zealand investors and entrepreneurs to participate in the "Make in India" initiative. ...

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Reliance Defence signs military aircraft, vehicles pacts with Ukraine

Reliance Defence signs military aircraft, vehicles pacts with Ukraine

Mumbai, April 29 Reliance Defence, a part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, has inked a pact with Ukrain's state-owned Ukroboronprom to collaborate for assembling and maintaining the Antonov series of military an...

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President to visit Papua New Guinea, New Zealand

President to visit Papua New Guinea, New Zealand

New Delhi, April 25 As part of India's growing engagements with Pacific island nations, President Pranab Mukherjee will go on state visits to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand from April 28 to May 2. ...

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HAL sales up 5.8 percent in 2015-16

HAL sales up 5.8 percent in 2015-16

Bengaluru, April 5 State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) posted sales turnover of Rs.16,524 crore for the just-concluded fiscal 2015-16, registering 5.8 percent annual growth from Rs.15,622 crore in 2014-15. ...

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Pawn Hans, HAL to set up helicopter MRO facility

Pawn Hans, HAL to set up helicopter MRO facility

Hyderabad, March 17 Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed an agreement to set up a maintenance facility for both defence and civil helicopters. ...

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