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WATCH: Tejas clears critical test after its first ever 'arrested landing' for naval deployment

The critical test, which was conducted in Goa today, has put India among a select group of nations having the capability to design a jet which can land on an aircraft carrier.

Beyond The News: Big plans in the air, not much on ground yet

The IAF’s squadron strength has dwindled to dangerously low levels, many jets are near the end of their operational lives, and the future looks uncertain.


Manohar Parrikar reviews LCA progress

This was Parrikar’s third meeting with HAL since he took over as Defence Minister.

Arun Jaitley: 10 key DRDO projects delayed

Jaitley’s reply attributed the delay in completion of projects to “inadequate production facility at HAL”.

DRDO faces MPs’ heat for project delays

At present,DRDO is carrying out as many as 532 projects.

Beg,borrow & steal for self-reliance in defence production: DRDO ex-chief

Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V K Saraswat on Tuesday emphasised there is no harm if the country adopts a policy of “beg,borrow and steal” to develop an indigenous capability in defence production. Addressing the audience at the NASSCOM summit,he said,“Follow all means of technological development. Beg,borrow and steal to attain self-reliance […]


India launches first indigenously developed aircraft carrier INS Vikrant

37,500 tonne carrier will undergo extensive trials till 2016 before being inducted into the Navy.

India to launch 1st indigenous aircraft carrier 'INS Vikrant'

37,500 tonne carrier will undergo extensive trials till 2016 before being inducted into the Navy.

Make LCA project top priority: Antony to DRDO

Coming down heavily on it for delays in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project,Defence Minister AK Antony has told the Defence Research

LCA naval variant makes maiden flight

The naval variant of the LCA is specifically designed for take off from a 14 degree ramp on the aircraft carrier and will use the Arrester Hook System to facilitate landing within the deck length of 90 metres.