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    Rafale deal to be signed on eve of Hollande’s India visit

    Written by Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Published:November 26, 2015 12:32 am The deal will be for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft. India and France are set to sign the deal for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft on the eve of French President François Hollande’s visit to India for the Republic Day...
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    Rafale deal: India, France clinch offset deal; France agrees to invest 50% worth in related sectors

    NEW DELHI: Crossing a significant milestone in negotiations for the 36-aircraft Rafale fighter deal, India and France have firmed up an understanding on the offsets segment under which the French have agreed to invest 50 per cent of the deal's worth in related sectors. The offsets deal was...
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    Indian Flankers Test British Typhoons on Exercise

    Indian Flankers Test British Typhoons on Exercise by Chris Pocock - August 3, 2015, 11:04 AM An RAF Typhoon and an Indian air force Flanker maneuvering over the North Sea during Exercise Indradhanush. (photo: MoD Crown Copyright) Indian air force pilots (IAF) flying their Su-30MKI Flankers...
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    More, faster and smaller Brahmos missiles for India’s armed forces

    June 15, 2015 Alessandro Belli, specially for RIR BrahMos Aerospace, the joint venture Russia-India company which manufactures the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, celebrated another anniversary, with new goals. These include equipping three other military regiments with the BrahMos, testing...
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    ‘HAL will take full responsibility for Rafales’

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) chairman T Suvarna Raju on Thursday said that HAL is willing to take full responsibility for the Rafales that it manufactures if the contract with French Defence major Dassault is signed. The comment assumes significance in the backdrop of a disagreement...
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    Time Plays Against India in Rafale MMRCA Program

    PARIS --- India’s prevarication on the long-delayed contract to buy 18 Rafale fighters and assemble 108 more could end up seriously disrupting its air force modernization plans, as Egypt’s order for 24 aircraft, and a possible order for 36 more by Qatar, will absorb available production and push...
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    Areas of work on pak-fa low observabilty from paralay.com

    PLEASE note - this is a translated article from paralay.com pdf a russian article on work done on LOW OBservabilty in PAK-FA the source is here http://paralay.iboards.ru/download/file.php?id=18303 if any translation errors are there any russian member if here they should correct it if they...
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    arihant stirs up the indian ocean

    The first clear image of INS Arihant, taken by NDTV. Photo: NDTV snapshot In June 2012 a nuclear-powered attack submarine of the Russian Navy quietly entered the Gulf of Mexico. Armed with long-range nuclear cruise missiles, the Akula class vessel operated undetected for several weeks and its...
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    ZT China's latest F-80 air to air missiles

    Any idea what is this air to air missile???? i am posting from chinese defence forum These outline the details, we can generally infer that this is an infrared-guided medium range air to air missiles, from its number F-80 speculated that the range may be 80 km. It should be installed to...
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    Indian Army Air Defence futures

    The Indian Army's (IA) Air Defence (AD) corps has long been considered the most neglected of its specific arms. However with the induction of the Akash medium range surface to air missile (MRSAM) system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) the long awaited...
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    India a strategic partner, China not there yet: Israel

    JERUSALEM: Despite its burgeoning trade and economic ties with China, Israel doesn't look at Beijing as a strategic partner the way it does at India, its number one buyer of arms, according to top Israeli government sources. As the NDA government under PM Narendra Modi commits itself to taking...
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    This is the perfect reply by the Hindustan Times to The NYT for insulting India and ISRO

    After India’s successful Mars Mission, The New York Times published a cartoon mocking India’s achievement. Though, it had to apologise afterwards. Yesterday, an unmanned US rocket Antares exploded during launch and Hindustan Times didn’t miss the opportunity to take revenge on the cartoon made...
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    why RBE2 aesa radar was the safest bet for india in MMRCA evaluations

    After rafale had been declared the winner of MMRCA deal there were many angry reactions coming from many self proclaimed defence experts & arm chair generals in india that Rafale's puny radar wont be able to give IAF any edge in future aerial combat & IAF would be losing it's combat edge...
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    MMRCA Misgivings Unfounded (a must read)

    The founders of our Constitution gave us the freedom of speech, but they possibly didn’t realise that there would be something called a Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) of the IAF that would be so set upon by some armchair critics as to blur the fine line between free speech and...
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    Why China does NOT fear India's missiles

    China has well and truly cemented its position in the 'star wars' era. Gordon Arthur explains why. Sometime in the next few months, India will conduct the first canister-based trial of its blue-ribbon intercontinental ballistic missile, the Agni-V, at Wheeler Island. Able to reach targets...
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    Poll data shows large number of Muslims voted for Modi

    The skepticism about the Muslim community's reservations about voting for the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was laid to rest on Friday when the party went on win all the seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Delhi. Data released by the office of the Delhi chief electoral...
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    Chinese delegation sent to Russia to discuss stealth fighter engine

    A Chinese delegation was last month sent to the plant of the Moscow Machine-building Production Association, a Russian engine manufacturer also known as Salyut or Salut, to discuss cooperation on the development of the engine for the Chengdu J-20, China's first stealth fighter, the Hong...
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    Missile Power : All about India's Agni Series of Missiles

    The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has over many decades developed a range of ballistic Agni missiles, thereby boosting India's prowess in a world that is increasingly seeing scientific progress in the field. The latest triumph for the country is the Agni-V, which was...
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    Imminent threat of China brings Vietnam and the US closer to India

    In a significant move India decided to offer a $100-million credit line to Vietnam to purchase military equipment which will be finalized during the visit of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam later this year. Usually, a privilege reserved for its immediate neighbours, this...
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    Russia’s Stealth Fighter Could Outfly, Outshoot American Jets

    David Axe in War is Boring T-50 is fast, long-ranged and has fearsome new weapons Since its public debut four years ago, Russia’s first stealth fighter has quietly undergone diligent testing, slowly expanding its flight envelope and steadily working out technical kinks. But for all...

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