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When India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) announced last week that it would be revealing a new program at Aero India 2019 called ‘Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SPORT)’ aviation watchers wondered what this was. A new aircraft? A clean sheet jet design?

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Two aircraft of Indian Air Force's Suryakiran Aerobatic Team crashed in Bengaluru today, a day before the opening of the Aero India show, a top police official said. The accident took place at around 11:50 am during a rehearsal session at the Yelahanka airbase in north Bengaluru.

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Amid all the controversy over the Rafale deal, the deputy chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, is preparing to lead many other senior officers in flying the French fighter jet at the Aero India show in Bengaluru this week.

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Russia is ready to upgrade the India-operated A-50EI airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft, including with the involvement of third countries, Yury Slyusar, the president of the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), told Sputnik.

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India and Argentina signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Defence Cooperation between the two countries at the end of bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Argentina President Mauricio Macri.

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Russia is battling bureaucracy and waiting for some formalities to be completed before it delivers 60 military helicopters to India, the head of state-owned giant Rostec said on Monday.

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Having already bagged lucrative Indian defence deals worth $17 billion just since 2007, the US is pulling out all the stops for the Aero-India slated to kick off at Bengaluru on Wednesday.

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The indigenous light transport aircraft (LTA) Saras, a modified version of which has already completed more than 10 test flights, will make its flying debut at Aero India, hoping to cash in on the show’s popularity to further the programme. Saras is developed by National Aeronautics Laboratories (NAL).

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A seminar on Rafale and national security, organised by the Citizens for Democracy, Bengaluru, on Saturday summarily dismissed allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal.

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Two days after 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said today that the Indian Air Force will always be prepared to deliver an "appropriate response", as assigned by the political leadership.

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