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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.

Is India’s Third Aircraft Carrier Project on Hold?
February 18, 2020

Is India’s Third Aircraft Carrier Project on Hold?

By Ankit Panda
India’s new chief of defense staff has cautioned that the Indian Navy’s third carrier won’t be materializing anytime soon.
Naval Version of India’s Tejas Fighter to Conduct Maiden Flight From Carrier
December 05, 2019

Naval Version of India’s Tejas Fighter to Conduct Maiden Flight From Carrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The naval variant of India’s Tejas fighter jet is being readied for its first take off from an aircraft carrier.

How India’s Aircraft Carriers Tell the Story of Its Diplomatic History
October 29, 2019

How India’s Aircraft Carriers Tell the Story of Its Diplomatic History

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s five aircraft carriers through time may represent the four stages of its evolving foreign policy.

US and French Fighters Contend for a Place Aboard India's New Aircraft Carrier
February 24, 2018

US and French Fighters Contend for a Place Aboard India's New Aircraft Carrier

By Abraham Ait
Would the Boeing F-18E or Dassault Rafale M be better suited to operating from India's new aircraft carrier?

What Good Are the Indian Navy's Aircraft Carriers Against Pakistan?
December 12, 2017

What Good Are the Indian Navy's Aircraft Carriers Against Pakistan?

By Robert Farley
Just how useful will India's carriers be in a potential future war with Pakistan?

Boeing Offers to Set Up F/A-18 Fighter Jet Production Facility in India
August 29, 2017

Boeing Offers to Set Up F/A-18 Fighter Jet Production Facility in India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
“We are talking about creating a next generation facility in India,” a Boeing VP said on August 28.
Indian Navy Practices Sinking Chinese Subs in Largest-Ever Military Exercise
February 10, 2017

Indian Navy Practices Sinking Chinese Subs in Largest-Ever Military Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Navy kicked off its Theater Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) on January 24.

India Seeks 57 New Naval Fighter Jets for Carriers
January 27, 2017

India Seeks 57 New Naval Fighter Jets for Carriers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RFI) for a new carrier-based fighter jet this month.

Indian Navy Rules out Tejas Fighter Jet on New Aircraft Carrier
December 13, 2016

Indian Navy Rules out Tejas Fighter Jet on New Aircraft Carrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s Light Combat Aircraft is not meeting the navy’s requirements, according to a senior naval officer.

Russia Offers India Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
July 12, 2016

Russia Offers India Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A Russian delegation officially offered India a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for purchase last week.
Will India Buy Russia’s New Supercarrier?
March 09, 2016

Will India Buy Russia’s New Supercarrier?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia’s new carrier design is a top contender in a bid to build India's fourth aircraft carrier, Russian media claims.

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