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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.
India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
October 16, 2019

India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Indian officials handed over the last two of four Mi-24v helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on October 15.

India Accepts First Rafale Fighter From France
October 09, 2019

India Accepts First Rafale Fighter From France

By Ankit Panda
India’s defense minister attended a formal handover ceremony in France this week.

India’s Air Force Test Fires Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
September 18, 2019

India’s Air Force Test Fires Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s first homegrown beyond visual-range air-to-air missile has been test fired this week as part of ongoing user trials.

Indian Air Force Inducts AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter
September 11, 2019

Indian Air Force Inducts AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force formally inducted the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter earlier this month.
India Takes Delivery of 11th C-17 Globemaster From United States
August 30, 2019

India Takes Delivery of 11th C-17 Globemaster From United States

By Ankit Panda
The aircraft is the Indian Air Force’s 11th C-17.

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