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New Indian air carriers such as AirAsia, Vistara and Spice Jet all complain of being impeded in their growth plans by what they view as India’s antiquated and inadequate regulationsFaced with regulatory bottlenecks and high taxation, and a fledgling infrastructure, India’s aviation industry–having grown by 20 percent in 2015–is...
Indian and U.S. Soldiers take part in the joint Army Exercise which took place earlier this yearNEW DELHI: The 7th joint military exercise of Indian Army and Seychelles People's Defence Forces (SPDF) will begin tomorrow in Victoria.The joint exercise -- Lamitye 2016 -- will be conducted at Seychelles Defence...
Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi-Kutir in Ahmedabad. Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi-Kutir in AhmedabadThe memorial for commemorating the life and work of late President A P J Abdul Kalam at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu will be based on three different themes to showcase his contribution in motivating the youth apart from his scientific...
Make in India: Deals on the TableNEW DELHI: Even as controversy has erupted on the transfer of eight F 16s to Pakistan by the US, Delhi has been considering a proposal to manufacture the fighter jets under the 'Make in India' initiative.In several recent meetings, including a high-level interaction...
Externally, China’s ever growing power has been felt significantly, even more than it previously was. With the Renminbi’s inclusion in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket under the IMF basket of currencies, the influence of Beijing’s international image has been tremendous. In the domestic sphere, the Communist Party of...
An Aerial View of Gwadar PortIslamabad: With the development of the deep sea port at Gwadar, the Pakistan Navy is anticipating fresh security challenges.It has thus allocated a Special Marine Battalion at the port for surveillance. These marines will safeguard sea links used for communication and provide protection to...
Boeing and India’s Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) recently announced a joint venture that will manufacture aerostructures–initially for the AH-64 Apache helicopter. This followed a promise made by Boeing Chairman James McNerney when he visited India last summer. He spoke of partnerships and wanting to keep the initiative of manufacturing...

Taking Off

by Bharat KarnadTejas, a 4.5 generation aircraft like Rafale, has always been underfunded by government and undermined by the IAF with periodic rewriting of ASRs.For an indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) disparaged by the Indian Air Force brass as “overweight”, “underpowered”, “obsolete”, “a three-legged cheetah” and, in technical terms,...
RafaleTejasWith a view to meet the immediate, critical needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) ,which is up against the problem of “squadron depletion” and  coinciding with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s April 2015 visit to France, a government to government agreement was announced to acquire 36 Rafale...
Pic Courtesy: http://www.defenceinfo.com/As Pakistan and the world come to terms with the Bachha Khan University (BKU) carnage, there is a realisation, now more than ever, of the persisting gaps and vulnerabilities in Pakistan’s security infrastructure, which terrorists have time and again exploited quite easily. The brutal attack also highlights...