Can India acquire 490 jets in 20 years

490 fighter jets are needed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) over the next 20 years, or roughly by end of 2040. Inductions will be in batches from November 2020 which literally lays down the future of military aviation in India.

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IAF Chief questions slow pace of ‘make in India’

5th gen combat aircraft

IDD Bureau Indian Air Force Chief  has questioned the slow pace of  the indigenous production  under the ‘make in India’ in the military equipment manufacturing sector. Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, while speaking at an event of a news channel ‘Aaj Taak’ in India said “Right now, in this ‘Make in India’ and

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India UK form industry-led defence aerospace group

IDD Bureau The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) have announced the establishment of an Aerospace and Defence Industry Group (ADIG) to promote UK-India collaboration for make in India. Core members of the group include Rolls-Royce, BAE systems, Thales UK, MBDA, Leonardo, TVS Logistics, PEXA, Pattonair and Cranfield University, the council said in statement  on Friday. 

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France offers to end India’s hunt for jet engines

IDD Bureau Safran, the French engine maker, which has an existing partnership to make engines for helicopters in India,  has proposed a path-breaking technology transfer to power fighter jets in India and as  per India’s requirements. The proposal includes options for engines for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), that is New Delhi’s version of

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