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Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, head of the Indian Air Force | Photo: ANI

Will order for 83 Tejas soon, HAL to deliver 70 aircraft by 2026: IAF chief Bhadauria

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said the plans were being drawn up to depute more officers to HAL to increase accountability.
HAL (Hindustan Aeronautic Ltd.) headquarters in Bengaluru

HAL needs new orders to prevent complete halt of production after 2021-22

The company is betting on the IAF to place a multi-billion dollar order for an advanced version of the indigenously produced LCA Tejas before the financial year ends.
IAF's Tejas at the inauguration of Aero India in Bengaluru | Shailendra Bhojak/PTI

HAL eyes first foreign sale of Tejas as Malaysian air force shortlists contenders

Tejas is among the contenders as Malaysia looks to issue request for proposal for its new 36-jet contract next year. But diplomatic ties could hurt the deal.
A Tejas aircraft (representative image) | Twitter: @PIB_India

Tejas successfully performs critical test of ‘arrested landing’ on an aircraft carrier

The DRDO is involved in development of the naval variant of Tejas along with Aeronautical Development Agency, and the Aircraft Research and Design Centre of HAL among others.
A Tejas aircraft | Commons

HAL ties up with Larsen & Toubro, others as Modi govt taps private talent for Tejas Mark 1A

HAL will now be more of a systems integrator, with private firms playing a major role in the manufacturing of fighter aircraft and helicopters.
A Mirage 2000 jet fighter aircraft

Computer failure or HAL’s botched upgrade — what Mirage 2000 crash probe is looking at

Court of Inquiry is still in process of pin-pointing exact cause of crash that killed 2 pilots. Difference of opinion among team members and stakeholders.
A Tejas aircraft | Commons

Here’s why former Navy chief wants India’s next Raksha Mantri to personally guide Tejas

India’s aeronautics industry has suffered from politicians’ neglect, allowing countries like China, Brazil and Turkey to overtake us.

Private players cry foul as HAL submits 2 bids for mega Navy chopper deal

State-owned HAL has filed one bid on its own and one with Russian Helicopters for the Naval Utility Helicopter. The Indian Navy wants to purchase 111 NUHs.
Tejas

Behind final clearance for Tejas, 10 concessions given to fighter jet

Final operational clearance to Tejas was granted even though the jet's drop tank & other weapon configurations are yet to be cleared while airframe fatigue test is still underway.
HAL's Aircraft research and design center in Bangalore | Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg News

Russia says will select HAL as partner for India contract to buy 114 fighter jets for IAF

State-run manufacturer HAL has been at the centre of a raging political slugfest over the Rafale deal, which has seen questions raised over its competence.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.