India has put its first homegrown aircraft carrier into service.

In an endeavour to advance its naval prowess and defence autonomy, India commissioned its first homegrown aircraft carrier, the Vikrant. “This is a significant accomplishment and a historic day. It serves as an illustration of the government’s efforts to make India independent in the military industry “At the ceremony on September 2, the aircraft carrier … Read more

Tejas triumphs over China’s JF-17 to become Malaysia’s top pick.

Malaysia is looking to replace its ageing fighter jet fleet, and India’s Tejas light combat aircraft has emerged as the top contender. The two parties are currently in negotiations to finalise the procurement. Despite fierce competition from Chinese JF-17 jets, South Korean FA-50s, Russian Mig-35s, and Yak-130s, Malaysia has reduced its search to the Indian … Read more

What prompted India to send Su-30MKI fighters to Egypt for exercises?

Su-30MKI heavy fighters from the Indian Air Force arrived in Egypt on June 26 for a month-long tactical command programme. Su-30MKI heavy fighters from the Indian Air Force were confirmed to have arrived in Egypt on June 26 for a tactical command programme that would last one month. Long-range aircraft were on their way to … Read more

Indianising the Flanker: Necessity, Challenges, and Future

Already surpassed 2 decades of running and still anticipated to continue its services for at least the next ten years, the Sukhoi Su-30MKI “Flanker-H” has allowed the Indian Air Force to flaunt its capability to possess air superiority along with performing a wide range of missions in domains of air-to-ground combat. The heavyweight combat platform … Read more

Why does the Indian Su-30MKI fighter cost twice as much as the Russian Su-30SM?

Despite the Su-30MKI program’s success, some critics notice the relatively high cost of these fighters. Contentious issuesSince entering service with the Indian Airforce in 2002, the Su-30MKI has become the Indian Air Force’s heaviest and most proficient fighter (IAF). Today, this aircraft model serves as the “backbone” of one of South Asia’s most potent air … Read more