Military Aircraft

  • Govt denies reports about US plans of stationing military aircraft in India August 22, 2013

    A top US Air Force official's remarks that his country is planning to station a military aircraft in Thiruvananthapuram as part of it's policy of encircling China with defence bases has created flutters here and the government has dismissed any such possibility. General Helbert 'Hawk' Carlisle, the Commander of the US...
  • Iran escalating efforts to destabilize region: Panetta February 2, 2013

    Washington: Outgoing US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta accused Iran of an intensified campaign to destabilize the Middle East by smuggling anti-aircraft weapons to militant allies, The Wall Street Journal reported on February 2. "There is no question when you start passing MANPADS around, that becomes a threat, not just to military...
  • US plane forced to land in Mumbai, crew questioned June 20, 2009

    Mumbai: A Russian cargo aircraft AN-124, which was hired by the US military, triggered panic at the Mumbai airport on Friday night. The plane carrying arms, ammunition and five people onboard was asked to land at the airport after it violated the Indian airspace. The aircraft took off from Diego...
  • India set to get US military planes June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: A Cold War legacy is set to change. The Indian Air Force is set to induct the first American military aircraft since it flew the Packets in the 1960s. Hercules, the famed American transport aircraft, will lead the American campaign for the world's largest order for fighter aircraft...
  • India 360: Is India flying high? June 20, 2007

    As the sixth Biennial Aero India Air Show in Bangalore, India is all set to buy a lot of expensive military aircraft. India's military aircraft market is already reportedly worth $10 billion and the Eleventh Five Year Plan period would see India procuring defence equipment worth anywhere between $8 to...