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Russia’s Aircraft Corporation MiG has fulfilled its obligations to deliver kits for the modernisation of India’s MiG-29 fighters into the MiG-29UGP version, MiG Director General Sergei Korotkov told reporters.
 
 
 
The new government that will take charge in New Delhi next month has been given a clear message from Japan’s top-most naval official: Tokyo hopes the Indian political establishment – which under two terms of the UPA has generally been cautious on boosting military ties with Japan keeping China’s concerns in mind– will do “much more” to build closer relations.
 
 
 
France will send four Dassault Rafale fighters to India in June to take part in the fifth round of joint 'Garuda' air exercises, an Indian Air Force spokesman said in New Delhi on 22 April.
 
 
 
Misfortune struck the Akash missile project once again during a user associate trial from the Integrated Test Range off the Odisha coast on Wednesday. The missile, test-fired by the Indian Air Force personnel, reportedly failed to destroy the target.
 
 
 
For the first time, senior Indian Army officers interacted with the Chinese General responsible for troop operations on implementing the Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA). This is the latest border confidence building measure agreed to by the two sides late last year.
 
 
 
A service centre for MiG-29 aircraft will be operational in India from next year, Sergei Korotkov, chief executive officer of Russian Aircraft Corporation (RSK) MiG told reporters.
 
 
 
There will soon be a more practical way of retaliating against a foreign-backed terrorist attack on Indian soil than mobilising our 1.6 million-strong military for a war that might trigger a nuclear conflagration.
 
 
 
The Indian Navy's stealth frigate, INS Shivalik, drew large crowds at the Chinese port of Qingdao when it was opened for public viewing today while several dignitaries including the top brass of the PLA Navy attended a reception hosted on its deck.
 
 
 
In a bid to induct the surface-to-air nuclear capable Akash missile in the armed forces, DRDO is readying to conduct final round user associate trial of the weapon system from April 23 for several days.
 
 
International Defence News


 
Australia will purchase 58 additional Lockheed Martin F-35A joint strike fighters for the Royal Australian Air Force, the country’s prime minister announced Wednesday.
 
 
 
The United States will lift a suspension on the delivery of Apache helicopters to Egypt after concluding Cairo has upheld its peace treaty with Israel, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
 
 
 
Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 kilometres, that could cover parts of India.
 
 
 
The Russian-Ukrainian Antonov An-70 military transport plane has successfully completed state testing. All the aircraft’s systems were tested, as well as its short take-off and landing characteristics.
 
 
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