Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
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New Indian Launcher Ready To Fly 
India’s newest Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle is perched on the launch pad at Sriharikota Island in the Bay of Bengal, weeks away from its first experimental flight.
The Growing Reach Of India’s Space Program 
India’s space program has ambitious goals, including new missions to the Moon and Mars, and improved Earth-observation, communications and GPS capabilities
India Aims To Bolster Launch Business 
Using cost advantages, India seeking to become major player in satellite space-launch market.
India Receives Sixth P-8I Aircraft 

NEW DELHI – India has taken delivery of its sixth P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, just two months after it received its fifth P-8I as part of the eight aircraft ordered from Boeing.

The final two aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2015.

“The P-8I’s arrival in India is another key milestone for the program and marks our final delivery of the year,” says Dennis Swanson, vice president, Boeing Defense, Space and Security in India.

India LAC Program Progressing, Defense Minister Says 

NEW DELHI – India has so far spent about 74 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) on its much-delayed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA Mk-1) program, which is awaiting final operational clearance (FOC).

“More than 2,700 flight tests have been completed utilizing 13 Tejas, and all trials are progressing well toward FOC,” new Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar told the upper house of Parliament. “The aircraft build standard documents have been released for series production of the aircraft.”

India Receives Sixth P-8I Aircraft 
India has taken delivery of its sixth P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, just two months after it received its fifth P-8I as part of the eight aircraft ordered from Boeing.
India LAC Program Progressing, Defense Minister Says 
India has so far spent about 74 billion rupees ($1.2 billion) on its much-delayed Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA Mk-1) program, which is awaiting final operational clearance (FOC).
India’s GSAT-16 Launch On Dec. 4 

NEW DELHI—India’s GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite is on track to be launched on Dec. 4 by Arianespace’s next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission from French Guiana.

“The GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite has been fueled at the spaceport for its launch,” a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) informs.

India’s GSAT-16 Launch On Track For Launch Dec. 4 
"The GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite has been fueled at the spaceport for its launch," a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) says.
India Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Up 
According to the latest data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the total number of passengers carried by domestic airlines between January and October stood at 55 million, compared with 50 million during the same period last year.
 
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