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A series of reports in the past few months have said that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is against the idea of inducting any more Sukhoi Su-30MKIs into its fleet beyond the 272 that it had contracted for, all of which will be delivered by 2020.

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Bangalore based SASMOS HET Technologies Limited, a leading manufacturer of wiring harness, electro-mechanical assemblies and unit integration products delivered for the US aerospace giant Boeing Company’s the 1000th F/A-18 Super Hornet electrical panel assembly, on schedule.

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to set up a firing range at Khalia Top, a popular tourist spot close to the India-China border near Munsiyari in this district of Uttarakhand.

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The reported American informal fiat to India to give an assurance that it would buy the F-16 fighter aircraft from the US to avoid sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for India’s purchase of Russian S-400 missile defence systems is an act of virtual blackmail which is condemnable.

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has told the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that getting more of the existing version of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets is not an option to bolster numbers to the dwindling jet fleet.

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As per a Defence Ministry audit, fighter-jets produced by state-run aerospace and defence company, HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) under license are costlier than the same aircraft made by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), reported New Indian Express.

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India, Japan and the U.S. are set to elevate the bilateral ‘Cope India’ air exercise to a trilateral format. The three countries already conduct naval war games under the expanded Malabar naval exercise.

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The controversy over Rafale Deal, signed between India and France has turned turbulent with Reliance Group suing an Indian news channel for their negative coverage on the deal.

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A severe fund crunch is slowly but steadily impacting the operational preparedness of the Indian Air Force (IAF), forcing it to put on hold acquisitions of helicopters, "smart bombs" and missiles as well as repair of runways in crucial airbases on both the western and eastern fronts.

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Fighter jets made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) – the Bengaluru-based defence public sector unit – cost more than the same jets produced abroad by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), a recent review of the state-owned company by the ministry of defence (MoD) has found.

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