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  • Wanted to study last-minute issues: Def min on deferred IAF deals:-Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said he has deferred a decision on a joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace IAF's Avro transport aircraft fleet as also the procurement of 106 Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft because he wanted more information on these deals....
  • Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew :-It's only for the second time in the International Space Station's 16-year history that two women - Russia's Elana Serova and Italy's Samantha Cristoforetti - make up the long-term, six-member crew which is blasting off to the orbital outpost on Sunday. ...
  • Air Marshal Arup Raha to visit Indonesia :-During the visit, the Air Chief Marshal will meet Air Chief Marshal Bagus Putu Dunia, Chief of Staff Indonesian Air Force at the Air Headquarters and also visit Indonesian Air Force bases along with a visit to leading Indonesian aerospace firm PT Dirgantara. ...
  • Pakistan plans to buy stealth fighter aircraft from China :-Pakistan plans to buy the fourth generation stealth fighter aircraft from China to boost its defence capability, according to a media report....
  • Defence Ministry clears proposal to acquire new artillery guns for Army

    In a fresh bid to break the Bofors jinx, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared proposal to acquire 814 artillery guns for the Army while deferring decision on joint bid by Tata Sons and Airbus to replace the Indian Air Force's Avro transport fleet and also procurement of 106 more Swiss Pilatus basic trainer aircraft.

  • China building possible airfield in South China Sea: US

    China is building a massive island in the South China Sea that could host an airfield in an area where Beijing is locked in bitter territorial disputes with neighbouring states, a US military spokesman has said.

  • European space plane set for February launch: Arianespace

    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace has said after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.

  • Dismantling of iconic warship INS Vikrant begins

    Three months after the Supreme Court junked a PIL against scrapping of the country's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, the process of breaking the iconic naval vessel has begun.

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