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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.

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.
Sukhoi fighter jet

Airbus, Lockheed rush to tap India’s $620 billion defence market

At the heart of the development is India’s insistence on local manufacturing, which mandates that at least 30 percent of parts in imported defence products are made in India.

On Camera

Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi during the shoot of his upcoming film 'PM Narendra Modi', in Varanasi | PTI

Only thing missing from Vivek Oberoi’s Narendra Modi is the cape

PM Narendra Modi fits perfectly as a sequel to Bal Narendra and as a prequel to Akshay Kumar’s ‘apolitical’ interview with Modi.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.