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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.
A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

India Today, Aaj Tak show footage of Rafale jets instead of Mirage 2000

The Indian Air Force strike on Pakistan's Balakot was carried out by the French-built Mirage 2000 aircraft.
Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat gets inside the cockpit of an LCA 'Tejas' at Aero India 2019 air show in Bengaluru | Shailendra Bhojak/PTI

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat flies in LCA Tejas, calls it ‘experience of a lifetime’

DRDO chief G. Satheesh Reddy says General Bipin Rawat's endorsemnt comes as a big morale boost for DRDO scientists and HAL.

HAL set for talks with European firm to arm Tejas with air-to-air missile

After integration issues with Israeli Python-5 on Tejas, IAF looks to equip Light Combat Aircraft Tejas with the French air-to-air missile ASRAAM.
A Tejas aircraft | Commons

Reality check for Rahul Gandhi’s darling HAL – unending wait for final version of Tejas

HAL was to roll out the Final Operational Clearance version of the indigenously-built aircraft by 2011, but project has been hit by delays.

Amid Rafale row, parliamentary panel slams HAL for failure to provide required Tejas jets

The panel, headed by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, reported that insufficiency was affecting the Airforce's combat potential.

The desi LCA is defence ministry’s low-hanging fruit and it needs to be plucked now

A quick turnaround of the Tejas light fighter is on the cards but the government needs to step up.

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File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.


IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
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.