Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicHindustan Aeronautics Limited

Topic: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

India looking at Tejas exports at Rs 309 crore per aircraft, HAL chairman says

R. Madhavan, chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, says countries from Southeast Asia and the Middle East have shown interest in Tejas fighters.

Contract signed for 83 LCA Tejas fighters, all eyes now on HAL delivery schedule

IAF is also focusing on Mk 2 version of Tejas and 5th generation AMCA fighter, which HAL is developing and has set ambitious timelines for.

Upgraded Israeli drones, Airbus aircraft, Tejas — deals on defence ministry agenda for 2021

The defence ministry is expected to sign a deal for the 83 LCA Mk 1 A around next month when India’s air show Aero India takes off in Bengaluru.

As Tejas begins flying near Pakistan border, IAF & HAL join hands to boost LCA availability

About half-a-dozen Tejas aircraft are doing stints at various bases in the western sector, including at two locations that will host Tejas Mk 1A squadrons in the future.

HAL helicopter not for us — Indian Navy doesn’t want PSU to be part of $3 bn chopper deal

Indian private firms have also written to the defence ministry against HAL's inclusion in the Naval Utility Helicopter initiative.

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.

HAL ties up with Israeli firm & Dynamatic Technologies to manufacture drones

The MoU, signed at DefExpo 2020, calls for manufacturing & selling of drones to Indian defence forces, paramilitary forces & central armed police forces.

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.

Not IAF pilot error but HAL upgrade tech glitch suspected in Bengaluru Mirage 2000 crash

The 1 February crash killed two IAF pilots testing the upgraded Mirage 2000 – Squadron Leaders Samir Abrol & Siddhartha Negi.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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