India marks 85th Indian Air Force Day। Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa says IAF working towards ‘Technology Intensive’ capability। For the first time, indigenous LCA Tejas takes part in IAF Day Flypast । IAF will issue RFI for 114 single engine combat aircraft within two weeks or so । RFI will go to Lockheed Martin for F 16 and Saab for Gripen for their latest variants । IAF aims to get 18 aircraft in 4-5 years, and 96 more in progressive manufacture from then onwards । Capability will be the first parametre for selecting the aircraft, and then the price । The selected aircraft will have more capabilities than those specified in the 2007 RfP for MMRCA । 18 aircraft will । IAF will consider General Atomics’ Predator C Avenger if offered by US Government। But, says Air Chief BS Dhanoa, no RFI or RFP issued yet by IAF yet। Government approves partial disinvestment in HAL। HAL initiates process for 10 percent disinvestment through Initial Public Offer (IPO)। Indian Army destroys NSCN (K) camps on Indo-Myanmar borders.। India says No to Troops Deployment in Afghanistan। India, US Entering a New Phase in Strategic Defence Partnership, says Nirmala Sitharaman। Mattis describes India as a Major Pillar of Regional Stability and Security। German Chancellor Wins 4th Term। First Scorpene submarine delivered to Navy। Named Kalvari, after India’s first Foxtrot class submarine, it will formally be commissioned very soon। India’s legend, Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh passes away।
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Army Chief Witnesses Aero India 2017; Appreciates Synergy among Industry, Academia and Armed Forces

February 2017


Bengaluru. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat witnessed the eleventh biennial edition of Aerospace and Defence Exhibition – Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru February 14.

Aero India 2017 is being held from 14 to 18 February 2017.

The COAS visited galleries of Government, public and private enterprises. He interacted with number of national and international manufacturing houses. The Army Chief appreciated the synergy among industry, academia and the Indian armed forces, and displayed interest in the ‘Make in India initiatives and the national response which had accelerated the pace of modernization.

The Army Aviation Corps of Indian Army with their flying machines too displayed a glimpse of their capabilities during Aero India 2017.

The ALH-WSI, commonly known as the RUDRA, an armed version of the indigenous Advance Light Helicopter demonstrated its air strike capability in close support of ground forces. One section of the Army Aviation pavilion also showcased the evolution of aircrafts in the Indian Army. The Army Chief also visited the Army Aviation pavilion during the show.




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