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Narendra Modi’s military purchases remain a pipe dream for Lockheed, Saab

India’s inability to speed up modernisation of its weaponry to guard the border with arch rivals Pakistan and China shows the Modi govt’s challenge to transform an industry plagued by red tape.
An F-21 aircraft | Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin says it won’t sell F-21 jets to any other country if IAF contract goes through

The contenders for the IAF deal include Lockheed's F-21, Boeing's F/A-18, Dassault Aviation's Rafale, Russian aircraft MiG 35 among others.
Mirage

Dassault, Boeing and Saab — the front-runners for IAF’s 114 fighter jet contract

Dassault’s Rafale, Boeing’s F/A-18 and Saab’s Gripen lead the pack, while the Lockheed Martin F-16 and the Eurofighter Typhoon are trailing.
The F-16 manufactured by Lockheed Martin

US can’t punish Pakistan for using F-16 jets against India

Although Pakistan has denied using F-16s in the 27 February air strikes on Indian military installations in J&K, India has evidence to prove it did.
The F-16 manufactured by Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin, maker of F-16, calls out Pakistan media for fake news on suing India

Several Pakistan media outlets reported this week that Lockheed Martin was planning to sue India over its claims that a MiG-21 Bison of the IAF had shot down an F-16.
A F/A-18 Super Hornet manufactured by Boeing at the Aero India 2019

Fight’s on the ground at airshow as Boeing takes a jibe at Lockheed Martin over IAF contract

Looking to beat its rival to the new IAF contract for 114 fighter jets, Boeing takes to Twitter to highlight 'concerns' against Lockheed Martin's F-21.
An F-21 aircraft | Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin unveils made-for-India F-21, says it’s not old wine in new bottle

Lockheed Martin was offering F-16s to India, but will now switch to F-21s. The fighter jet is on the drawing board, but company says it’s not a ‘paper aircraft’.
Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

India’s elusive $15 billion fighter jet deal frustrates everyone from Boeing to Lockheed

India wants to upgrade its rapidly aging fleet of fighter jets. But its red tape causes endless delays for both, global arms giants and the military.
An F-16 fighter jet

Lockheed Martin to manufacture wings of F-16 fighter jets in India

The American manufacturer of fighter jets plans F-16 wing production in India without the pre-condition that India will have to also buy these jets.
A fighter pilot climbs into the cockpit of a Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35A jet

Lockheed to sweeten India fighter jet bid with F-35 technology

Getting state-of-the-art fighters is crucial for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as India faces increased risks from neighboring Pakistan and China.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.