Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India Positions For Growth In Global Launch Market 
The Indian Space Research Organization may propose launching one satellite per month in 2016.
India Tests Supersonic Advanced Air Defense Missile 
India has test-fired an indigenously-developed supersonic interceptor missile as part of its efforts to develop a full-fledged, multi-layer ballistic missile defense system.
Indian Army Won’t Order More Nishant UAVs Due To Crashes 
The Indian army will not order any more indigenously developed Nishant UAVs because all four aircraft supplied by the Defense Research and Development Organization have crashed.
India Looks To Boost Satellite Launch Rate 
India has announced a plan to increase its annual satellite launches to 12 next year, up from four-five now, to ramp up its tally in the global launch market.
India To Launch Two New GSAT Telecom Satellites In 2016-17 
India’s GSAT-17 and GSAT-18 satellites—proposed to augment the country’s telecommunication, television services and in-orbit back-up system—will be launched in 2016 and 2017.
India, Russia Likely To Sign Kamov Helicopter Deal 
India and Russia are likely to finalize an agreement for the manufacture of twin-engine Russian Kamov KA 226T helicopters in India.
Boeing, Tata To Make Aircraft Parts In India 
Boeing Co. and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. have decided to jointly make aircraft parts and collaborate on integrated systems development opportunities in India.
India, Russia To Begin Counterterrorism Drill 
The Indian and Russian armies will focus on counterterrorism in this year’s joint “Exercise Indra-2015,” to be held Nov. 7-Nov. 20.
Air India To Add 15 A320s 
Air India will add 15 more Airbus A320s to boost capacity as it looks to meet growing travel demand in the country’s highly competitive aviation market.
India To Launch GSAT-15 Satellite 
GSAT-15 will be lifted onboard an Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on Nov. 10.
India On Schedule To Launch Heaviest Rocket In 2016 
“The launch target for GSLV-Mk. 3 is December 2016. That will be followed with a second launch in December 2017,” says A.S. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization.
Indian Army Micro-Light Aircraft Crashes 
A micro-light aircraft of the Indian Army Aviation Corps crashed Oct. 21 minutes after taking off near Shillong in the northeastern state of Meghalaya on a routine sortie.
India To Launch Six Singaporean Satellites 
India is preparing to launch six satellites for Singaporean customers in December, including the TeLEOS-1 Earth observation satellite.
IndiGo Prepares to Raise Funds With IPO 
IndiGo, India’s biggest and most-profitable airline, will sell its shares on the stock market in an initial public offering (IPO) valued at up to $500 million, as it seeks to retain control of the country’s highly competitive aviation market.
India To Buy 194 Virus SW80s From Pipistrel For Training 
India has signed a contract with Slovenia-based Pipistrel Aircraft to buy 194 Virus SW80s and is likely to buy an additional 100 aircraft after three years.

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