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Commissioning of INS Vela, the fourth Kalvari-class submarine entirely made in India based on Scorpene® design

On 25 November 2021, INS Vela, the fourth P75 Kalvari-class submarines, was commissioned within Indian Navy in presence of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) Chairman & Managing Director, Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad (Retd.) and several other dignitaries. The event was also attended by Naval Group’s Executive Vice President for International …

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Indian Navy Commissioned INS Visakhapatnam: Most powerful and advanced warship in the Indian Navy

India Navy commissions INS Visakhapatnam, lead-ship of Visakhapatnam-class destroyers, designed and manufactured by Directorate of Naval Design and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Mumbai. Commissioning ceremony was took place at Naval dockyard, Mumbai and attended by Indian Defense Minister, India Navy’s Chief and other senior military & civil officials on sunday, …

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India formalises acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft

Airbus C295 aircraft

India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force (IAF) legacy AVRO fleet. It is the first ‘Make in India’ aerospace programme in the private sector, involving the full development of a complete industrial ecosystem: from the manufacture to assembly, test and qualification, …

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Safran, HAL Sign MoU on Military Engine Collaboration

India’s leading aviation company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran Aircraft Engines, the French  global leader in aeroengine design, development and manufacturing, signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) announcing their intent to work together on bringing niche engine technology to India. Under the terms of the MOU, HAL and Safran …

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India Test-fires French MICA Missile from Su-30MKI Jet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reportedly covertly test-fired two rounds of French MICA missiles from a Su-30MKI fighter on August 17 and 18, ahead of the missile’s integration with the Rafale. Defence sources told TNIE that the anti-air multi-target MICA missile fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI destroyed expendable aerial targets (EATs), demonstrating …

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Russia and India finalized Ka-226T configuration

The Indian side approved the technical configuration of the light utility Ka-226T helicopter developed by Russian Helicopters Holding Company to be assembled by Joint Venture Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited in India. The project on the delivery of 200 Ka-226T units and establishment of Ka-226T serial production in India is being implemented …

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Indian Navy formally launches submarine acquisition program

NEW DELHI — The Indian Navy has issued a request for information for six air-independent propulsion-enabled submarines under Project 75I, a program worth more than $12 billion. However, analysts say the process will take time since the purchase would take place under the new Strategic Parters policy. The RFI was issued …

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