MIG 29

  • Indian Navy Light Combat Aircraft to soon begin test flights July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The naval variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) is due to soon begin ramp trials. Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), told India Strategic magazine (www.indiastrategic.in) that the LCANavy had already done more than 25 test...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate naval flight test facility in Goa June 9, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week inaugurate the flying decklike Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) for naval aircraft at the INS Hansa, a naval base in Goa, officials said. Modi is expected to inaugurate the facility on Friday, according to Indian Navy officials. The SBTF at INS Hansa has both...
  • INS Vikramaditya starts sailing towards India from Russia November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: After being inducted into the Indian Navy, the much awaited $ 2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya on Tuesday started sailing towards its home base in Karwar. The carrier has set off for India after being handed over to Indian Navy 10 days ago, reports from Russia suggested. The aircraft...
  • Antony pulls up Navy on INS Sindhurakshak sinking November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Pulling up the Navy on the sinking of the INS Sindhurakshak submarine in which 18 personnel lost their lives, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday asked the force "not to fritter away" such expensive national resources. Against the backdrop of incidents where some naval officers have been allegedly involved...
  • INS Vikrant showcases our capabilities to the world: Surya Gangadharan August 13, 2013

    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 August 11, 2013

    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 to...
  • Gujarat: MiG29 fighter aircraft crashes; pilot safe June 24, 2013

    Jamnagar: A MiG29 fighter aircraft on a routine sortie on Monday crashed near Lalparda village in Gujarat's Jamnagar district, with the pilot ejecting safely. "A MiG29 fighter jet today crashed at 13.30 hours near Lalparda village south of Khambhalia town," IAF officials said. The aircraft was on on a routine...
  • Fighter aircraft MiG29K commissioned into Indian Navy May 11, 2013

    Panaji: Newage fighter aircraft MiG29K was on Saturday commissioned ceremoniously into the Indian Navy in the presence of Defence Minister AK Antony at INS Hansa near in Panaji. The aircraft would be attached to aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, which would be commissioned later this year. The MiG29K squadron initially...
  • Antony to commission MIG29 K fighters into Navy May 6, 2013

    Panaji: Union Defence Minister AK Antony will commission MIG29 K fighter planes into the Indian Navy on May 11 in Goa. The squadron, named INAS 303 Black Panthers, will be commissioned on May 11 by the Defence Minister at INS Hansa Naval base in the state, Indian Navy PRO said. The...
  • IAF can fight a twofront war on its present strength: Officials April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Considering the threat perception from both China and Pakistan, the Indian Air force (IAF) has upgraded its capabilities to meet any challenge from the two fronts simultaneously. These capabilities were tested successfully for the first time during the recent threeweek war games 'Livewire' in which over 400 fighter...
  • Russia delivers 3 upgraded MiG29 jets to India December 11, 2012

    Moscow: Russia has delivered the first three upgraded MiG29UPG fighter jets to India under a USD 900 million contract to modernise the ageing fleet of MiG29 aircraft with the IAF, the MIG corporation has announced. "The MiG corporation has started deliveries of upgraded MiG29UPG fighter jets to the Indian Air...
  • IAF to upgrade fleet of combat planes April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Aiming to enhance the combat potential of its fighter aircraft, the IAF has signed contracts with various companies to upgrade its fleet of combat planes involving MiG29, MiG27, Mirage2000 and Jaguars. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, Defence Minister AK Antony said, "IAF has...
  • Remains of missing MiG29 pilot found: Sources November 6, 2011

    New Delhi: IAF search teams have found the remains of the pilot of the illfated MiG29 fighter aircraft that crashed last month in Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The remains of Squadron Leader Dharmendra Singh Tomar were found near Kherot village in the Chokhang hills at an altitude of 15,00017,000 feet,...
  • MIG 29 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing October 19, 2011

    Lahaul Spiti: An Indian Air Force fighter aircraft, MIG 29, crashed during a night flying exercise in the Lahaul Spiti region of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday night. The fighter aircraft was headed to Leh when the mishap took place. The pilot of the aircraft, who was the only person on board, went...
  • Indian Navy gets new Russian MiG29K fighters May 31, 2011

    Moscow: Indian naval aviation has acquired new teeth with induction of nine MiG29K carrierborne fighter jets from Russia with an extended range of 3,000 kms and capable of firing airtoair and airtosea missiles. The Russian MiG Aircraft Corporation has delivered the second batch of five MiG29K fighter jets to the navy,...
  • MIG29K fighter jets join Indian Navy February 20, 2010

    INS Hansa: Indian Navy on Friday became the proud owner of four MIG29K fighter jets. The squadron has been named Black Panthers and promises to be a gamechanger in the neigbourhood. ...
  • Indian Navy inducts Mig29K fighters today February 19, 2010

    Panaji: In a quantum leap for its combat capabilities in the air, the India Navy on Friday inducted its first batch of four Russianbuilt MiG29K fighters that will be deployed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, renamed INS Vikramaditya, when it joins the fleet in 2012. "The induction of the MiG29...
  • Air Force, Navy struggle with old fleet of troubles July 27, 2009

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is guarding the country with less. It has 32 flying squadrons when it must have 39. "Unless immediate steps are taken to arrest the reduction in Indian Air Force's force levels, the nation will for the first time in its history lose the conventional military edge...
  • Antony spills the beans, says MiG29 structurally flawed July 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The MiG29, which was thought to be one of India's most potent weapons, is a defective aircraft. The stunning disclosure that the MiG29 is structurally flawed was made in Parliament by Defence Minister A K Antony. The Russianmade MiG29 has a tendency to develop cracks due to corrosion in...
  • IAF reactivates airbase near Delhi, deploys MIG29s December 17, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed MiG29 fighter aircraft at the Hindon airbase in Ghaziabad on the outskirts of Delhi following escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan. The deployment of fighter aircraft at the Hindon airbase follows the heightened threat of an aerial attack on New Delhi. MiG29s...
  • IAF asked to raise wartime alerts December 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has been asked to raise its readiness to wartime alerts. The current readiness level is 'Passive Air Defence' which is just one step short of the posture for launching offensive strikes across the boundary. The Air Force has also curtailed leave for its personnel....
  • India set to review defence ties with Russia September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: India is set to review its defence ties with traditional partner Russia in New Delhi on Monday. A megadeal for the purchase of an additional 29 Russianmade MiG29Ks for the Indian Navy is on the cards. The Defence Ministers of India and Russia will jointly chair a meeting after...
  • IAF's MiG29 crashes in Arabian Sea, pilot bails out September 1, 2008

    Jamnagar: A MiG29 jet fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed in the Arabian Sea off Jamnagar coast during a training mission around noon on Monday but the pilot ejected safely. Flight Lieutenant Dheer, was rescued after he bailed out of the aircraft which crashed at 11:53 hours, an IAF spokesman...
  • MiG29 fighter crashes, pilot safe May 8, 2007

    New Delhi: A MiG29 fighter of the IAF crashed on Tuesday near Adampur airbase in Punjab minutes after taking off though its pilot bailed out safely. The jet, which took off from the base at 1550 hrs, IST crashed just two minutes after taking off, an IAF spokesman said. The pilot bailed...
  • MiG29 facelift: India inks major deal March 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has inked a major deal to upgrade its 78 MiG29 fighters. Under the $800million deal signed with a consortium of Russia's stateowned Rosboron export and United Aircraft Corporation, the IAF's fleet of three squadrons of MiG29 air superiority jets will get their service life extended...