Jay Menon

Jay Menon
India Correspondent,
Aviation Week
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Further Slip Possible For Indian Jet Trainer 
Amid fears that India’s long-delayed Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) project may slip even further due to weight issues, India’s defense ministry has finally acknowledged that the Indian air force (IAF) is looking for alternatives to the troubled program.
Indian Satellite Navigation System On Track For 2015 Debut 
The system is expected to provide a position accuracy of better than 20 meters (65 ft.) in the primary service area.
Jaguar Fighter Crashes in India 
The accident occurred at 12:06 p.m. local time, shortly after the aircraft took off on a routine sortie from the Bhuj airbase in Gujarat. It crashed about 19 mi. from the airbase, the official says. The pilot was on a flying training mission and has ejected safely, he says
India Studies Satellite Collision Avoidance 
The Space Object Proximity Analysis is being carried out "on a regular basis" by scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) "to assess the collision risk and determine risk mitigation strategies in advance" for operational low Earth orbit spacecraft.
Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter Crashes 

NEW DELHI — An indigenously made, Indian air force (IAF) Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter crashed in northern India July 25, killing all seven people on board.

The 5.5-ton, multi-role helicopter was on a mission from an air base in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh.

“The Pilot gave a ‘may-day’ call at around 16:53 local time and soon after, contact was lost with the helicopter on the radar and on radio,” an IAF official says. The aircraft later crashed into a field.

Indian Air Force Receives Sixth C-17 Aircraft 
The Indian air force (IAF) received its sixth Boeing C-17 heavy transport aircraft on July 28, and the airframer is expected to complete the delivery of the entire order by December.
Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter Crashes 
The 5.5-ton, multi-role helicopter was on a mission from an air base in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh.
India Satisfied With Technology Transfer In Fighter Deal 
The Indian air force (IAF) hopes the deal will be finished during India’s current fiscal year, ending March 31, 2015. "If that happens, we will probably start receiving the aircraft from late 2016 or early 2017," an IAF official says.
India Mulling Second Mars Mission 
The decision to launch a second mission to Mars will depend upon the success of the current Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman K. Radhakrishnan says.
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