Following an accident two days ago, the Army has suspended the use of Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Dhruv, for ‘Slither Down’ operations by its troops
by Ajay Banerjee
‘Slithering Down’ is a technique by which troops are inserted into an operation and they have to ‘come down’ from the helicopter using a special rope that is attached to the body
Despite the slow progress of the Russian Helicopters Ka-226T India-Russia deal, it is set to be signed at last in the first quarter of this year
Andrey Boginsky, director general of Russian Helicopters, said that all details of the contract for delivery of 200 Kamov Ka-226T light utility helicopters to the Indian MoD were expected to be finally
Authors: Subcontinent Times
Updated: Jan 12, 2018 14:01 IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 12 (ANI): The Indian Army needs modern weapons and technology so that soldiers remain empowered, trained, and equipped in order to fight future wars, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Friday.
"We need modern
The case against Orsi and Spagnolini resulted from an investigation launched in 2012 into the sale of 12 luxury helicopters to India
Milan: An Italian court today acquitted Giuseppe Orsi, the former president of defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica, of charges related to alleged bribes paid in exchange for a Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal to
An Italian appeals court on Monday acquitted two former Leonardo executives over a bribery case related to the 2010 AgustaWestland helicopter contract to the Indian government.
Giuseppe Orsi, former chief executive of the state-controlled defence group, formerly known as Finmeccanica, and Bruno Spagnolini, once at the head of helicopter unit AgustaWestland, were cleared of charges as “there isn’t sufficient proof”, according to the sentence read out in court.
In December 2016, Italy’s highest court had ordered a re-trial of the case, after the former executives of the Rome-based group were found guilty on corruption charges related to a 560 million euros ($672 million) contract to supply a dozen helicopters to New Delhi.
A judge earlier that year had sentenced Orsi to four and a half years in prison for corruption and falsifying invoices and Spagnolini to four years in jail.
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Barring the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, all major helicopter and aircraft manufacturing programs by India’s state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) are on the verge of completion
HAL has so far manufactured 153 Su-30MKI fighter jets of 182 ordered at the rate of 12 aircraft per year for INR 59,420 crores (US $937 million).
HAL has completed
A HAL Black Tiger Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) performing a flypast
The world’s second largest military measured by manpower is planning to acquire more than a dozen light combat helicopters, as India’s defense sector responds to concerns about its readiness for battle.
The addition of 15 combat helicopters may alleviate India's lackluster
by Aidyn Mehtiyev
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has recently paid a one-day visit to India. India is considered to be one of three largest buyers of Russian arms in the world. The portfolio of Russia's military contracts with India is evaluated at over 35 billion dollars. Yet, India has been a capricious partner for Moscow. Prior to