Combat

  • No combat role for woman officers in near future: Army Chief 13-01-2014 11:28 PM

    Citing the "vagaries" of battlefield, Army Chief Bikram Singh on Monday ruled out women officers getting into combat zones in the near future but said they will be given command-roles in the support arms. Addressing the annual Army day press conference, the General said there were "deviation" from standard operating...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas 20-12-2013 10:03 AM

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the...
  • IAF set to fly indigenous fighter Tejas after initial operational clearance 19-12-2013 01:37 PM

    World's lightest and India developed supersonic fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is battle-ready for testing by its air force pilots three decades after it was conceived, designed and developed with cost overruns and inordinate delays. "The home-grown aircraft is ready for flight tests by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots...
  • Six landmines recovered during anti-Naxal operation in Tebo jungle 06-11-2013 10:27 PM

    Security forces on Wednesday recovered six landmines during an anti-Naxal operation in Tebo jungle in adjoining West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. Security personnel comprising of para-military forces and district armed police force recovered six landmines, combat uniforms and medicines from the Naxal stronghold of Tebo jungle, DIG...
  • INS Vikrant showcases our capabilities to the world: Surya Gangadharan 13-08-2013 05:20 PM

    India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday. It is the biggest warship to be built by India and will also mark India's entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size. India is now only the fifth county...
  • Antony's wife to launch 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant 11-08-2013 01:48 PM

    Kochi: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability. Defence Minister AK Antony's wife Elizabeth will launch the 37,500 tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard close...
  • Air Chief Marshal Browne confirms MiG-21 phase out to begin in 2017 24-05-2013 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: After 50 years of service, the phaseout of the MiG-21 will begin in 2017 as confirmed by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. It is expected to be replaced by the Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas. IAF operates about 80 (four squadrons) of these Russian-origin planes in its fleet...
  • Tejas aircraft deficient in at least 100 technical parameters: Experts 12-04-2013 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas is deficient in at least 100 technical parameters, said experts associated with the project. They also alleged that the initial operation clearance granted to Tejas two years ago was given despite the aircraft not meeting various crucial technical parameters. The experts said...
  • China's new leader asks military to 'intensify combat readiness' 13-12-2012 12:59 AM

    Guangzhou: Consolidating his hold on the powerful military, China's new leader Xi Jinping has ordered the 2.3 million-strong People's Liberation Army to "obey" the commands of the ruling Communist Party and asked it to be combat-ready. On his first visit out of Beijing after his election as the General Secretary...
  • IAF to have mid-air refuelling capability on all combat aircraft 10-12-2012 07:30 AM

    New Delhi: In a major step to increase its operational reach, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided that all its aircraft and helicopters meant for combat and combat support will henceforth have the capability for mid-air refuelling. Disclosing this, the IAF vice chief, Air Marshal DC Kumaria, said at...
  • Jacqueline set to impress with stunts in 'Race 2' 22-11-2012 11:07 AM

    New Delhi: Actress Jacqueline Feranandez showed her daring side when she performed a combat sequence in her upcoming slick thriller 'Race 2'. In the film, Jacqueline will be seen performing a fencing sequence using swords and knives, with Saif Ali Khan in tow. The film releases Jan 25. Fencing is...
  • India to wrap up MMRCA deal in four weeks: IAF 19-11-2011 10:53 AM

    Bangalore: IAF will make public in four weeks the winner of India's biggest-ever Rs 42,000 crore military contract to acquire 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA), Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said in Bangalore. "We are calculating very hard. There is a lot of work going on. I expect (in)...
  • Combat jet deal winner to be finalised in 6-8 weeks 04-11-2011 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: The multi-billion dollar deal to procure 126 combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) entered its last phase on Friday with Defence Ministry opening commercial bids of the two European contenders to determine the lowest bidder, a process that is expected to take six to eight weeks....
  • Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals 07-10-2011 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal by approving their offset proposals here. After the bids are opened, the Defence Ministry will be able to determine the lowest bidder in the deal...
  • Decision on $ 10 bn MMRCA deal today 07-10-2011 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council will decide on Friday which company will be given India's over $10 billion Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal. The race to supply for 126 fighter jets is between two European offerings - the French Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon, manufactured by a European...
  • LCA project delayed: IAF Chief 04-10-2011 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: India's ambitious project to develop indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has suffered a setback as the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) for the aircraft was delayed by another year. "As far as LCA is concerned, there was an initial IOC in January this year. We were supposed to get...
  • 'The Tejas Story' is not an easy read 08-08-2011 06:56 PM

    This is a three year old book - but I got my hands on it quite recently. So please pardon the delay, if you're already familiar with the title. Personally, I was fascinated simply because it's about India's very own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project. Today, it goes by the...
  • HAL's first indigenous aircraft battling apathy 18-06-2011 04:28 PM

    Bangalore: On Friday, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was all geared up for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of one of their greatest contributions to Indian Aviation, HF-24 (Marut), but the organisation has fallen short of acknowledging their own work, as the fighter aircraft has not been featured on their own website....
  • Antony asks DRDO to build credible missile system 03-06-2011 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday asked the DRDO to prioritise the development of 5,000 km range ballistic missile while building a credible missile defence system for the country. He also congratulated the Defence Research Development Organisation for developing the interceptor missile allowing India to join an...
  • Aero India: India's indigenous combat chopper 13-02-2011 10:43 AM

    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...
  • High demand for business jets at Aero India 09-02-2011 11:38 AM

    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 09-02-2011 11:32 AM

    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...
  • Combat mission in Iraq is over, says Obama 01-09-2010 07:38 AM

    Washington: Formally declaring that combat mission in Iraq is over US President Barack Obama has said that this milestone should serve as a message to the world that it intends to sustain and strengthen our leadership in the 21st century. "This milestone should serve as a reminder to all Americans...
  • US army cuts combat troop figure in Iraq 20-08-2010 03:33 PM

    Baghdad: The US military command in Baghdad said on Friday that the number of forces still stationed in Iraq was 52,000, lower than the figure given on Thursday under the final pullout of combat troops. On Thursday it was said that 56,000 soldiers were still deployed in Iraq. But the...