Questions Arise as US-India F-16 Deal Seeks to Get Airborne

A lucrative aviation deal between US-India firms to manufacture F-16 fighter jets in the south Asian nation has attracted criticism that old technology is being “dumped.” US defense contractor Lockheed Martin has taken further steps to secure a deal which would relocate the manufacture of F-16 fighter jets to India. News of the multi-billion dollar…

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India to receive the final ‘White-Tail’ C-17

The announcement on 26 June that India is to receive another Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter has brought to an end a two-year effort to sign up a customer for the last aircraft to roll off the now-closed production line at Long Beach, California. The US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said that…

ISRO Crosses 200 Foreign Satellites Launch Mark

The Indian space agency on Friday crossed the double century mark in launching foreign satellites by putting into orbit 29 satellites belonging to overseas customers. The rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s (PSLV) put into orbit 29 nano satellites from 14 countries – Austria, Belgium, Britain, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania,…