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India’s Defense Chief Opposes Aircraft Carrier Plans
May 14, 2020

India’s Defense Chief Opposes Aircraft Carrier Plans

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
CDS General Bipin Rawat reiterated doubts about acquiring a third carrier in a recent interview.

Delivery of Rafale Fighters to India Likely Delayed Due COVID-19
April 15, 2020

Delivery of Rafale Fighters to India Likely Delayed Due COVID-19

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The delivery of the first batch of Rafale fighter jets to the Indian Air Force will likely be delayed by three months, according to Indian defense sources.
US, India Sign Contract for 6 More AH-64E Attack Helicopters
February 26, 2020

US, India Sign Contract for 6 More AH-64E Attack Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Deliveries of the new helicopters are expected to begin in 2023.

India’s Defense Ministry, HAL Conclude Price Negotiations for 83 MK1A Light Combat Aircraft
February 20, 2020

India’s Defense Ministry, HAL Conclude Price Negotiations for 83 MK1A Light Combat Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The estimated price tag for the 83 light combat aircraft is $5.45 billion.

India to Take Delivery of first S-400 Air Defense System By End of 2021
February 05, 2020

India to Take Delivery of first S-400 Air Defense System By End of 2021

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first batch of the Russian-made S-400 strategic air defense systems will be delivered to India by the end of 2021, according to a Russian defense industry official.

India Stands Up New Su-30MKI Squadron
January 20, 2020

India Stands Up New Su-30MKI Squadron

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The fighter jets of the new squadron are expected to be armed with the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile.

Senior US Official: No Blanket Waiver for India on S-400 Buy
January 10, 2020

Senior US Official: No Blanket Waiver for India on S-400 Buy

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A senior U.S. State Department official has once more reiterated that sanctions may be imposed following India's acquisition of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems.
Report: India’s Homemade Anti-Ballistic Missile Shield Ready
January 08, 2020

Report: India’s Homemade Anti-Ballistic Missile Shield Ready

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s indigenous ballistic missile defense program has reportedly been completed.

India Test Fires 2 BrahMos Supersonic Missiles From Air and Land Platforms
December 18, 2019

India Test Fires 2 BrahMos Supersonic Missiles From Air and Land Platforms

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Brahmos missiles were reportedly test fired from a Su-30 MIK fighter and a land-based mobile launcher.

France Hands Over Three Rafale Fighter Jets to India
November 22, 2019

France Hands Over Three Rafale Fighter Jets to India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Three French-made Rafale multirole fighter jets have been officially handed over to the Indian Air Force to date, according to a senior Indian official.

India Makes $800 Million Advance Payment for Russian S-400 Air Defense Systems
November 20, 2019

India Makes $800 Million Advance Payment for Russian S-400 Air Defense Systems

By Franz-Stefan Gady
According to the Russian president, the missile systems will be delivered to India on schedule.
India Test Fires 2 BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles From Mobile Launchers
October 23, 2019

India Test Fires 2 BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles From Mobile Launchers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force carried out the missiles test launches on October 21 and 22 in the eastern Indian Ocean.

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