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Defence Ministry approves procurement of 12 Sukhoi fighter jets and 21 MiG-29 from Russia

On July 2, 2020, the Defence Ministry approved the procurement of 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi fighter jets at a cost of Rs 38,900. The procurement is being made to strengthen combat compatibility of Indian Armed forces, especially when the country is facing a stand-off with China at Line of Actual control. Highlights The decision ..

Ex-Eastern Bridge-V started between India & Oman

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started its bilateral joint exercise “Ex-Eastern Bridge-V “ with Royal Air Force Oman (RAFO) at Air Force Base Masirah in Oman on October 17 & will continue till Oct 26. For the first time, MiG-29 fighter aircraft is participating in an International Exercise outside India. 

Bhawana Kanth becomes India’s first woman fighter pilot to qualify to undertake combat missions

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth, who belongs to Darbhanga (Bihar), has created history by becoming the India’s first female fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to qualify to undertake combat missions for day operations on a fighter aircraft. This comes after she completed her day operational training as a fighter pilot on the MiG-21 Bison ..

Exercise Varuna 2019 to be conducted between India and France

India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise ‘Varuna-2019’ off Goa coast and Karwar with an objective of expanding their strategic partnership in the Indian Ocean region (IOR). The exercise will be conducted early May 2019 and will witness the participation of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters. India will deploy its aircraft ..

US bomber not chased by Russia says US milittary

A video was published by the Russian Defence Ministry. It claimed that a pair of fighters chased the AMerican B 52 bomber from the Russian air space. However, the US milittary described the incident as a regular shadowing of each other. This has happened in a few days after US air force deploying 6 nuclear ..

TROPEX war exercise to be conducted by Indian Navy

The Indian Navy will conduct its flagship Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX), from January end till early March 2019. This will provide an opportunity to test the combat capability of the Indian Coast Guards (ICG), Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy, and strengthened inter-operability and joint operations in complex conflict ..

MiG-29KUB performs first landing on INS Vikramaditya

MiG-29KUB, a Russian-built fighter jet made the first landing on the INS Vikramaditya during sea trials. INS Vikramaditya It is the rechristened name of former Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which has been procured by India. The ship is a modified Kiev class aircraft carrier built in 1978–1982. Russia sold the carrier to India after ..

Russia to give 5 MiG-29K fighters to India

The India-Russia 2004 contract of 16 MiG-29K/ KUB carrier-based fighters to the Indian Navy is going to be completed by the end of this year. The contract, a part of USD 1.5 billion Gorshkov aircraft carrier deal inked in January 2004, provides for the deliveries of 12 single seat MiG-29Ks and four twoseat MiG-29KUBs for ..