“DefExpo India 2016 will be different as it will be moving out of the national capital New Delhi for the first time since the exhibition started 15 years ago,” says an official of the defense ministry, which organizes the show.
Former Indian President Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, acknowledged as the father of India’s missile technology, died July 27 after collapsing while delivering a lecture at a management institute.
Contract negotiations are underway between India and Dassault Aviation on the Indian air force’s (IAF) planned purchase of 36 Rafale fighters, with the French company agreeing to an extended period of maintenance responsibility for the aircraft.
“This agreement with TASL is significant because it demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to expanding its aerospace manufacturing footprint in India,” says Shelley Lavender, president of Boeing Military Aircraft.
In its heaviest-ever commercial launch mission, India successfully put into orbit five U.K. satellites aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle XL variant (PSLV-XL) on July 10, giving a boost to the country’s commercial launch capabilities.