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India Releases RFI For 110 New Fighters 
India has kick-started yet another scramble among combat aviation primes to sell single- and twin-seat fighters to the Indian Air Force (IAF).
India Tests First Indigenous Subsonic Cruise Missile 
India has conducted the fifth test of its first indigenously developed subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay.
India To Launch Latest Cartosat In December 
The remote sensing spacecraft will launch along with 30 foreign piggyback nanosatellites.
India’s Navigation Satellite Constellation Hits Roadblock 
The clocks on the first spacecraft in India’s navigation satellite constellation have encountered technical problems, putting at risk the country’s plans to make the system available for public use by early next year.
India Opts To Launch GSLV Mk. 3 in June 
India plans to launch its much-awaited heaviest rocket—the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 3—on June 5.
India’s GSAT-17 To Launch In Late June 
India’s GSAT-17 telecommunications satellite will launch at the end of June aboard a European Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.
ISRO Honing Disaster Prediction Methods 
The Indian Space Research Organization is carrying out studies to support the “best use of satellite-derived information to develop methodologies” for making predictions about natural disasters.
BrahMos Hopes To Secure First Export Order In 2017 
Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace is expecting to sign its first export contract with an undisclosed country by year’s end.
Bell Offers 429 For Indian Navy’s NUH Requirement 
Bell Helicopter is offering the light twin-engine Bell 429 to fulfill the Indian navy’s requirement for more than 100 Naval Utility Helicopters.
Qatar Airways Eyes Stake In India’s IndiGo 

 Amid reports of Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet talking to to Qatar Airways for a possible fund infusion, the Gulf carrier has announced its intention to acquire a stake in IndiGo, India’s largest market-share leader among no-frills operators.
“We are keen to invest in IndiGo, if it is available,” Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive of state-owned Qatar Airways says, in a growing sign of interests of Gulf-based airlines in the Indian aviation market.
Al Baker was addressing the 70th annual general body meeting of IATA in Doha.

India Tests BMD System 
India’s attempt to intercept a target ballistic missile at an altitude of 120 km “attained mission objectives,” a senior defense scientist says.
India To Launch Second Navigation Satellite In April
NEW DELHI - IRNSS-1B will be lofted aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C24)--India’s indigenously built workhorse--from the Sriharikota spaceport in south India at 5:14 p.m. local time on April 4.
India To Launch Second Navigation Satellite In April

India will launch the second of seven satellites that will form the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) next month.

IRNSS-1B will be lofted aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C24)—India’s indigenously built workhorse—from the Sriharikota spaceport in south India at 5:14 p.m. local time on April 4, a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) says.

A trial for the launch will be conducted on March 29 before the commencement of the 52-hr. countdown for the actual launch.

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