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Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and is poised to play a much broader role in missile defence and other warfare plans than conventional fighters, according to U.S. and European officials.

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The 32 Jaguars that are coming India's way will provide key spare parts to the Indian airforce. France is also going to provide India with two Mirage-2000 fighters, the aircraft that more than proved their capability during the Kargil war.

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Fifty years after an AN-12 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh with 102 personnel on board while flying from Chandigarh to Leh, a mountaineering expedition has located the body of one of the soldiers on board along with some parts of the aircraft.

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The crash of the MiG-21 fighter jet near Kangra in Himachal Pradesh again shows how slow-decision making had led to the obsolete MiG-21 staying on in Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet.

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India in September 2016 inked a direct deal with the French government to purchase 36 new Rafale fighter jets in a 7.87 billion euro deal that is likely to bring major work to the Indian private sector in terms of offsets under the make in India policy.

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Reacting on the Rahul Gandhi's statement over his alleged meeting with French president over Rafale deal and no secrecy pact about the agreement, the French government today said fighter jet deal in under classified category, the government can't reveal the details of the deal. However, Rahul Gandhi said that he still stand by his statement.

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The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes.

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India and Russia are in advanced talks to seal a $ 1.1-billion deal for new medium lift helicopters to be used by both the defence and home ministry, with a likelihood of it being inked at an upcoming bilateral summit that will see Russian President Vladimir Putin travelling to the capital in October.

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Minutes before Wing Commander Meet Kumar hurtled to his death yesterday, he was on radio with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) of the Pathankot Air base and sought permission to return immediately.

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has warned Congress against punishing Turkey for its plans to buy a Russian anti-aircraft system by cutting off transfers of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet.

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