IAF does not raise Bills for PM’s visits Abroad on Air Force Planes

The Prime Minister is entitled free travel on Indian Air Force planes for which no bills are raised, IAF said in a RTI response. Commodore (Retd) Lokesh Batra had sought information from the Prime Minister’s Office on the laid down procedure for clearing bills of IAF BBJ aircraft chartered flights for the Prime Minister’s foreign … Read more IAF does not raise Bills for PM’s visits Abroad on Air Force Planes

Major Roadblock hits India’s Ambitious Project for making Air Force One for Prime Minister’s Foreign Travel

An ambitious project of creating a dedicated fleet of aircraft for the Prime Minister’s foreign travel has hit rough weather. Last year, the government had proposed to take away two Boeing-777s from Air India’s fleet to be dedicated for the PM’s use abroad, on the lines of the US President’s Air Force One. Air India … Read more Major Roadblock hits India’s Ambitious Project for making Air Force One for Prime Minister’s Foreign Travel

Boeing offers its Latest Tanker Aircraft to Indian Air Force

The newest aerial refueling aircraft of the US air force that gives extended endurance in the skies to a variety of planes ranging from choppers, transporters to fighters is being pitched for a similar Indian requirement. The Boeing KC 46 ‘Pegasus’ tanker has been presented to the Indian air force a few times in the … Read more Boeing offers its Latest Tanker Aircraft to Indian Air Force

Indian Navy to get additional P8I submarine hunter, reconnaissance aircraft in 2020

The Indian Navy will get its additional P8I submarine killer, maritime reconnaissance aircraft starting July 2020, with work being initiated at the Boeing facility here to deliver an updated version of the combat plane. The boost to the Indian fleet will come at a time when the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), which has … Read more Indian Navy to get additional P8I submarine hunter, reconnaissance aircraft in 2020

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers – as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force(IAF) officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India – which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases … Read more Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

US says Russian Jet flew 10ft from Plane over Black Sea

The Pentagon says a Russian fighter plane flew within about 10ft (3m) of one of its reconnaissance aircraft operating over the Black Sea. US officials described the intercept by the SU-27 jet on Wednesday as “dangerous and unprofessional”. Russia’s defence ministry said the US plane had been approaching Russian territory and the SU-27 pilots had … Read more US says Russian Jet flew 10ft from Plane over Black Sea

Parrikar visits US facility that will build Chinook Heavy-Lift Helicopters for India

On Wednesday, wrapping up his three-day visit to the US, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flew from Washington to Philadelphia to visit Boeing’s rotorcraft facility, where India’s Chinook helicopters will be built, starting next year. Business Standard visited the Philadelphia unit ahead of that visit. Parrikar was taken to a former locomotive manufacturing plant, which Boeing … Read more Parrikar visits US facility that will build Chinook Heavy-Lift Helicopters for India