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Another Russian snub: India puts $8.6 bn fighter on hold
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Another Russian snub: India puts $8.6 bn fighter on hold

The cancellation of the project has far-reaching implications for the IAF, for which this was once its high-tech future fighter, reports Ajai Shukla. The proposal for India and Russia to jointly develop an advanced fighter -- the eponymous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft -- has been formally buried. I learnt that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval conveyed the decision to a Russian ministerial delegation at a 'Defence Acquisition Meeting' in end-February.   Doval and Defence Secretary ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago

US Senators urge Trump to sell F-35 to Taiwan to deter China

Two top American senators have urged President Donald Trump to sell F-35 fighter jet to Taiwan so that the small island nation can defend itself from China. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is believed to have requested the purchase of the F-35B vertical take-off and landing aircraft to bolster Taiwan's air defence. "Taiwan has a legitimate requirement to field a modern fighter fleet to address a myriad of defence contingencies. Therefore, Taiwan is requesting US support in their procurement of ...
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Review: What makes Monster Hunter: World different

Kakoli Chakraborty tries out one of the most-anticipated games of 2018. Photograph: Courtesy monsterhunterworld.com When it was announced at the E3 2017, Capcom's Monster Hunter: World received a lot of attention. It was one of the most-anticipated games of 2018. The fifth installment in the main series, the video game was released simultaneously for Japan and Western markets; especially since the previous installments hadn't gained much popularity because of delayed release in other markets.
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Not ditched Tejas jet, looking to speed up production: Defence Minister

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will have to scale up production of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), asserting that the government has not "ditched" the project for any other fighter jet. Sitharaman ...
 DNA1 month ago
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Now, IAF wants the F-35

In contrast to the bare-bones price of $115 million for each Rafale fighter, the F-35A cost $94.6 million, reports Ajai Shukla.   In what would be a huge capability jump, the Indian Air Force is increasingly interested in procuring the American F-35 Lightning II for its depleting fighter fleet. The IAF top brass is formally requesting a classified briefing by the F-35's prime builder, Lockheed Martin, on the capabilities of the sophisticated, fifth-generation fighter developed under the ...
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At Davos, Modi didn't say what the world wanted to hear

'The world wants India to succeed. It also worries now that India over-promises and under-delivers,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi gestures at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last month. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters After 'India Everywhere' in 2006 and 'India Inclusive' in 2011, this year was India's third coming at Davos. The big difference: Unlike the two earlier occasions, the Indian prime minister went to Davos. The last Indian PM to go ...
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Subhash K Jha speaks about Pad Man

There was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s stunning Padmaavat two weeks ago. There is the stunning-in-its-own-right Pad Man this week. There is the period film. And then there is the film about the periods. Excellence comes in many packages. But rarely in a small ...
 Bollywood Hungama2 months ago
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