Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

  • AK Antony redflags Defence Ministry proposal on Rolls Royce May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has redflagged a proposal of his own Ministry to continue doing business with the UKbased Rolls Royce, which is facing a CBI probe for allegedly paying bribes and engaging middlemen in contracts for supplying engines to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. After the scam broke out...
  • CBI registers preliminary enquiry in Rolls Royce bribery case March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) into alleged bribery in the Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by London-based Rolls Royce. The agency has named unknown officials of HAL, owner of Aashmore Private...
  • Defence Ministry puts deals with Rolls Royce on hold March 3, 2014

    The Defence Ministry has put on hold all existing and future deals with Rolls Royce pending a CBI probe ordered into allegations of bribery and engaging middlemen in contracts worth Rs 10,000 crore for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned HAL. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has also been asked to...
  • Antony orders CBI probe into bribery charges in HAL deal March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A new potential scam has emerged with Defence Minister AK Antony ordering a CBI probe into allegations of bribery into a Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by London-based Rolls Royce company. The deal relates to supply of...
  • Navy commissions first advanced light helicopter squadron November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The first ALH (Dhruv) Squadron was commissioned at Kochi today by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command. Dhruv is the first indigenously designed and manufactured helicopter at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and with its multi role capabilities has proven her mettle in all...
  • NCP corners government over $ 3 billion defence aircraft deals October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel dashed off a letter to Defence Minister AK Antony questioning why the PSUs are being kept out of the bidding process for $ 3 billion aircraft deal, both sides are now sticking to their stand. The Defence Minster has asked...
  • 'Govt barred HAL from aircraft deal as it's overloaded with work October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: While Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has questioned the Ministry of Defence for barring PSUs from IAF aircraft deal, sources say that the government took the decision deliberately. Sources have told CNNIBN that the government took the decision to keep Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) out of it, since...
  • Can't accept MoD logic for barring PSUs from aircraft deal: Patel October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has hit out at the Defence Ministry for barring Indian PSUs like the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from taking part in a $3 billion Indian Air Force aircraft deal. He said he cannot accept the logic given by the MoD for barring PSUs. "I...
  • IAF bars Indian PSUs from taking part in $ 3 billion aircraft deal October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has barred Indian PSUs like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from taking part in the $3 billion aircraft deal. The IAF has shortlisted five foreign aircraft firms to buy 56 new aircraft. Meanwhile, Union Minister Praful Patel has written to Defence Minster AK Antony...
  • IAF planning to phase out MiG27 by 2017 October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over recurring problems in MiG27 combat aircraft engines, Indian Air Force is planning to phase out these Russianorigin planes by 2017. IAF operates about 80 (four squadrons) of these aircraft in its fleet and due to the recurring problems in their engines, it had to ground all...
  • April 3, 1984: when the first Indian went to space April 3, 2012

    Exactly on April 3, 28 years back, IAF Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma strapped himself inside a Soyuz T11 mission capsule. As the rocket, essentially a gigantic intercontinental ballistic missile, carrying the 6850kg spacecraft, blasted off from its launch pad in Baikonur in Kazakhstan, Sharma became the first Indian cosmonaut, the...
  • First squadron of MMRCA to join IAF within 34 yrs March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The first squadron of MediumMulti Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) consisting of 18 aircraft is expected to be inducted into the IAF within three to four years of signing of the contract with its supplier. In reply to a question on delivery of MMRCA, Defence Minister AK Antony told Lok...
  • HAL Director and Chief Test Pilot found dead October 11, 2011

    Bangalore: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chief Test Pilot and Director (Corporate Planning and Marketing) Squadron Leader (Rtd) Baldev Singh was found dead in Bangalore on Tuesday. His was body found at tourist spot Nandi Hills at 11 am. The reasons behind his death are still not known, but police said Singh...
  • 10 pc disinvestment in HAL approved September 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has given approval for disinvestment of 10 per cent of its stake in the country's only aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in the next five years. In a Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting held last week, the Ministry gave "in-principle" nod to allow 10 per cent...
  • Aero India: India's indigenous combat chopper March 10, 2011

    Bangalore: This is the light combat helicopter, India's first indigenously made attack gunship. This Aero Show is the first time it's been shown off to the world media. It's a rare machine, one that can fly and attack even at the heights of Siachen Glacier. Wing Commander Unni Pillai, Chief...
  • India tests home-made combat chopper March 30, 2010

    Bangalore: India has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), a top official said on Tuesday. "The maiden test flight of the LCH on Monday evening was successfully. Though it was a short haul lasting about 20...
  • India unveils high-tech gunship June 20, 2007

    Yelahanka (Bangalore): Indian Army troops who have fought off enemy aggression on high-altitude frontiers can now take heart. India looks set to develop an attack helicopter capable of providing aerial fire support to troops in high-altitude battlefields. India needed such helicopter gunship during the Kargil conflict, but did not have...