Bangalore: The Indian Air Force's aerobatic team - Surya Kiran - will perform at the Bangalore air show on Friday.
The pilots of the Surya Kiran team feel it is a privilege to fly the machines and say it's a different high when they paint the Indian skies in tri color.
The Surya Kiran team has almost sixteen Kiran jet planes. The Indian Air Force trains rookie pilots on such aircraft. Because of a severe shortage, these Surya Kiran planes are also increasingly roped in for mundane training activities, limiting the number of performances the team can give every year. ...more
11:28 AM, Feb 11, 2011
A Rs 42,000 crore deal has been signed for medium multi-role combat aircraft at the Bangalore show. ...
11:38 AM, Feb 09, 2011
Bangalore: From a modest beginning in 1993 as Avia-India, where only a few aviation assets were displayed, the Aero India has today become Asia's biggest air show. The bi-annual event, which is held at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka for five days, ranks as one of the largest attended air shows in the world with about 2.75 lakh visitors expected this year. According to the department of defence production (DDP),...
11:32 AM, Feb 09, 2011
Washington: Ahead of the Defence Policy Group meeting in Washington next month, US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Andrew J Shapiro, is in India beginning Tuesday to hold a series of discussions with his Indian counterparts on defence and trade related issues. The State Department, in a statement, said Shapiro's four day India visit is aimed at building on the achievements of the November trip of US President...
12:06 PM, Feb 08, 2011