Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
India Postpones GSLV Mk. 3 Launch 
India has postponed the launch of its long-awaited Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk. 3 heavy rocket by one month, to June, to allow more time for prelaunch testing.
Air-Launched BrahMos May Be Tested In June 
After several delays, India is finally expected to conduct the first flight test of the BrahMos-A, the air-launched version of the Indo-Russian supersonic missile, in June.
India Launches South Asia Satellite 
India on May 5 launched the South Asia Satellite, aimed at meeting the growing telecommunications and broadcasting needs of India and six of its regional neighbors.
India To Launch South Asian Satellite On May 5 
The satellite was proposed by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 to provide a full range of applications and services to India’s south Asian neighbors.
India Aims To Hike Annual Launches To 12 
India is working to increase the number of its satellite launches to 12 per year from about the current eight.
India To Launch South Asia Satellite In Early May 
The satellite features 12 Ku-band transponders to provide assistance in telemedicine, tele-education, crop productivity and disaster management to the South Asia region.
India Calls For Input On Mission To Venus 
Scientists have been asked to come up with suggestions on what type of satellite and rocket will be required for a Venus probe.
India To Export Torpedoes To Myanmar 
India will soon supply indigenously-developed lightweight torpedoes to Myanmar in a deal worth about $38 million.
IAI Signs $2B Missile Defense Deal With India 
Israel Aerospace Industries has signed a $2 billion missile defense deal with India.
ISRO Calls On Private Player To Build Navsat Spares 
India’s state-run space agency has partnered with a local defense equipment maker to develop two spare Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System spacecraft.
India To Buy More Barak-I Missiles 
India will soon buy more than 100 additional Barak-I missiles from Israel for about 5 billion rupees ($77 million).
India To Launch Five Comsats In 2017 
India plans to launch five communications satellites by December.
India’s HAL Providing 32 Helicopters Under PBL Contract 
India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. will provide 32 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters to the country’s navy and coast guard.
Indian Navy Retires Tu-142M Maritime Patroller 
The Indian Navy’s three Tupolev Tu-142M long-range maritime patrol aircraft were decommissioned on March 29 after 30,000 hr. of accident-free flying over nearly three decades.
India’s GSLV Mk. 3 To Take Off By May 
India hopes to launch its much-awaited Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3 heavy rocket carrying the GSAT-1 satellite by May.
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