Iranian fighter jet crashes, two pilots dead

Tehran, Jan 12 : An Iranian fighter jet crashed in the country’s Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, killing two pilots, the media reported. The F-4 fighter jet of Iran’s air force crashed in Konarak area during training, reported Xinhua news agency. An aide to the Sistan and Baluchestan governor told ISNA news agency that […]

Pakistan has promised effective action: Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 12 : Pakistan has promised “effective action” vis-a-vis the suspected Pakistani links to the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. There was “no reason to distrust them so early”, the minister told the media here. “We should all wait (for Pakistani action).” India […]

US Congress stalls F-16 sale to Pakistan

Washington, Jan 12 : The US Congress has stalled a planned sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, the Pakistani media reported on Tuesday. The move reflects the growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill, Dawn quoted unnamed Congressional and diplomatic sources as saying. Lawmakers used clarification and information notices to delay the sale, […]

New defence procurement procedure focuses on more indigenisation

New Delhi, Jan 11 : The Defence Acquisition Council on Monday finalised parts of the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) which focuses on higher level of indigenisation, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said. At a briefing following the council meeting, the minister said the DPP was finalised, but some changes were to be made. This, however, […]

‘Rafale negotiations in final stage, but India will not hurry’

New Delhi, Jan 11 : The negotiations on the Rafale jet fighter deal are in final stage, but India will not hurry to conclude the deal before the visit of French President Francois Hollande who is to be the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day parade. Highly placed sources in the defence ministry said […]