Aero India

  • IAF sacks Wing Commander over bribery charges July 16, 2013

    New Delhi: IAF has dismissed a Wing Commander who was allegedly caught demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from officials of a French defence firm at the Aero India show in Bangalore in 2011. Wing Commander A K Thakur was dismissed after a General Court Martial found him guilty of seeking...
  • Aerobatic display marks the conclusion of Aero India 2013 February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Aerobatic display by metal birds enthralled tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts at Yelahanka airbase in Bangalore on Sunday as the curtains came down on the five-day Aero India 2013, Asia's premier airshow. 'Sarang', the helicopter display team of Indian Air Force, 'Flying Bulls' of Czech Rupublic and valiant 'Russian...
  • Asia's biggest air show kicks off in Bangalore February 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Kicking off Asia's biggest aerospace exposition here, Defence Minister AK Antony on February 6 said the focus of the country is achieving self reliance in the defence sector. Aero India 2013 showcases the latest international technology in military and civil aircraft, avionics and sub-systems, as well as radars in...
  • Aero India show begins today in Bangalore, US again lead exhibitor February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: India's premier airshow Aero India opens in Bangalore on Wednesday with the world's aerospace majors in attendance. Although big ticket aircraft deals are done or in process, India still offers a lucrative market for makers of helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and air defence systems. The US is again the...
  • Aero India-2013 to showcase civil, military aircraft January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The ninth edition of Aero India will be held February 6 to 10 at Bangalore with over 53 civil and military aircraft from leading manufacturers across the globe expected to participate in the event, an official said Monday. The show, to be inaugurated by Defence Minister AK Antony,...
  • 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...
  • CNN-IBN flies light combat aircraft Tejas February 12, 2011

    CNN-IBN brings you the thrill involved in flying India's first home-grown fighter jet. ...
  • IAF's aerobatic team set to perform at Aero India February 11, 2011

    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....
  • High demand for business jets at Aero India February 9, 2011

    A Rs 42,000 crore deal has been signed for medium multi-role combat aircraft at the Bangalore show. ...
  • Aero India: world's top jets at Bangalore February 9, 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...
  • US official in India to discuss defence, trade February 8, 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...
  • India's indigenous fighter to fly at aero show February 9, 2011

    Bangalore: Almost three decades after it was conceived and after running up a staggering 3,000 percent cost escalation, India's indigenously developed fighter will on Wednesday for the first time be seen in its true role of a combat jet at the AeroIndia international air show in Bangalore. The Tejas light combat...
  • Clinton to visit India for strategic dialogue January 20, 2011

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India this spring, most likely in early April, for the next round of India-US Strategic Dialogue. She would be accompanied by a number of other Cabinet-level officials as part of the administration's efforts to expand the scope of the Strategic Dialogue. "Secretary...
  • In pics: Aero India 2009 ends on Sunday February 16, 2009

    The five-day Aero India 2009 ends on Sunday, February 15. ...
  • Watch: The showstoppers at Aero India 2009 February 16, 2009

    It was a five-day carnival of magnificent planes and flamboyant flying. As India's biggest-ever airshow concludes in Bangalore on Sunday, Vishal Thapar walks you through the scene-stealers at the show. ...
  • F-16 aircraft crash averted during Aero India 2009 February 16, 2009

    Bangalore: A tyre of an F-16N Super Viper fighter aircraft of the global defence and aerospace major Lockheed Martin burst on landing during the final day of the Aero India 2009 at Yelahanka Airbase on Sunday. Paul Randal, the pilot of the aircraft, successfully brought the aircraft to a halt and...
  • Biggest air show in the country begins in Bangalore February 11, 2009

    Bangalore: Over the next five days aircraft from America, Europe, Russia and India will be fighting for airspace over the Bangalore skies. A record 592 companies are participating in Aero India 2009 with more than half of them from foreign countries. In fact China is sending a delegation for the...
  • In pics: World displays its air power in Bangalore | Read February 12, 2009

    Called the 'war theater', Aero India 2009 left spectators speechless in awe. ...
  • Antony raps scientists for being slow to deliver February 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Just ahead of Aero India 2009 in Bangalore, defence scientists in the country got a sharp rap for being extremely slow. The criticism came from none other than Defence Minister A K Antony himself. Antony was addressing the International Seminar on Aerospace, where he publicly snubbed the Defence...
  • Ratan Tata to fly F-16 tomorrow June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata will flirt with heights when he flies the multi-role combat aircraft F-16 at the Aero India 2007 international exposition at Yelahanka, near Bangalore, on Thursday. The 69-year-old industrialist, who inaugurated five-day event on Wednesday, told journalists that he was looking for it to...