Hindustan Aeronautics Limited: News

Modi, Macron agree to intensify strategic defense cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to strengthen strategic defense cooperation, with a particular emphasis on the "Make in India" initiative.

16 May 2024


HAL's Q4 profit soars 52% to over ₹4,300 crore

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a leading defense PSU, has announced its consolidated net profit for the quarter ending March 31, 2024.

30 Nov 2023

Indian Air Force

Defense Ministry approves acquisition of 97 Tejas, 156 Prachand helicopters

In a major boost for India's military and defense production, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has reportedly cleared the acquisition of 156 Prachand Light Combat Helicopters and 97 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighters.

25 Nov 2023

Tejas Fighter Jet

Centre places Rs. 36,468 crore order for Tejas fighter jets

The Centre has reportedly placed an order of Rs. 36,468 crore for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk 1A Tejas aircraft with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

19 Oct 2023

Indian Army

Army's 'Dhruv' choppers receiving major safety revamps: Sources

After being grounded over safety concerns earlier this year following a series of accidents, India's Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv is reportedly receiving a design upgrade to bolster flight safety.

04 Oct 2023

Indian Air Force

First twin-seater LCA Tejas delivered to Indian Air Force 

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday received its first twin-seater Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru.

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

What PM Modi, Biden discussed ahead of G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States (US) President Joe Biden held bilateral talks in New Delhi on Friday, reiterating their commitment to enhancing the India-US strategic partnership amid the rising influence of China.

US Congress green-lights India-US fighter jet engine deal

The United States (US) Congress on Wednesday approved a deal with India that will allow American conglomerate General Electric (GE) to jointly produce engines for military aircraft in India.

02 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

France offers to co-produce fighter jet engines in India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, the European country has reportedly made an offer to India to co-produce an engine that will power twin-engine advanced multi-role combat aircraft (AMCA) and the twin-engine deck-based fighter (TEDBF) for Indian aircraft carriers.

22 Jun 2023


GE Aerospace, HAL to co-produce fighter jet engines in India 

United States (US)-based General Electric (GE) Aerospace on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to manufacture fighter jet engines for the Indian Air Force.

01 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

India-US jet engine deal likely during PM Modi's state visit

The United States (US) is likely to sign a deal with India allowing American conglomerate General Electric Company (GE) to jointly produce engines for military aircraft in India, reports said.

13 Feb 2023

Narendra Modi

PM inaugurates Aero India-2023; says it reflects India's new strength

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 14th edition of Aero India in Bengaluru on Monday.

28 Jan 2023

Indian Air Force

MP: IAF's Su-30, Mirage 2000 aircraft crash; 1 pilot dead

Two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crashed near Morena, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday, ANI reported citing defense sources.

29 Dec 2022

Indian Air Force

IAF successfully test fires extended range version of BrahMos missile

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday confirmed that it successfully test-fired an extended-range version of the BrahMos Air Launched missile in the Bay of Bengal.

08 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Chandigarh hosts 90th IAF Day celebrations with President in attendance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be hosting its parade and fly-past air show in Chandigarh — the first instance outside of Delhi NCR — to mark the IAF Day on Saturday.

03 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Everything to know about 'Prachand,' first made-in-India light combat helicopter

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the first batch of indigenously developed light combat helicopters (LCH), named Prachand, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday.

03 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Air Force formally inducts 'Prachand,' first made-in-India light combat helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the first indigenously developed light combat helicopters (LCHs), named Prachand, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on Monday.

25 Aug 2021


IAF Chief flies sortie in IOC LCA Tejas

Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flew in an initial operational clearance (IOC) standard Light Combat Aircraft Tejas during his visit to Bengaluru, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

28 Nov 2020


#ComicBytes: DC villains who were initially good people

Just like every superhero has a compelling origin that inspired them to fight the good fight, supervillains have their 'let's be evil' stories.

24 Jan 2020


#ComicBytes: Green Lantern facts which were not shown in films

In brightest day, in blackest night, the Green Lantern Corps have protected the universe since ages.

21 Jan 2020


#ComicBytes: Super BFFs; know the best friendships in DC Comics

What's better than one superhero? Two superheroes who are great friends and can kick some serious butt together!

26 Feb 2019


All about Mirage-2000, the jet which destroyed terror camps

Avenging the dastardly Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred, the Indian Air Force attacked terror camps flourishing in Pakistan on Tuesday.

21 Feb 2019

Bipin Rawat

Aero India 2019: Army chief flies in Made-In-India Tejas jet

In a first, Army Chief Bipin Rawat flew in Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on Thursday at the ongoing Aero Space 2019 in Bengaluru.

06 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

HAL didn't receive orders claimed by Sitharaman; Congress alleges falsity

While defending the Rafale deal, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had accused the Congress of shedding false tears for Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and had claimed that the NDA government had drawn up contracts worth Rs. 1 lakh crore for HAL.

04 Jan 2019

Indian Air Force

HAL gets approval to produce weaponized version of LCA Tejas

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been given the nod to manufacture a weaponized version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas for the Indian Air Force.

02 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

RaGa in Lok Sabha: Entire country is questioning PM Modi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday and raised the issue of Rafale deal.

06 Dec 2018


Porn-addicted man accuses wife of acting in clip, tortures her

Married life is tough to maintain.

19 Oct 2018

Russia News

MoD: Jets manufactured by HAL cost more than foreign ones

A recent review of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) has revealed that jets manufactured by the state-run defense company cost more than the same jets produced abroad by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

26 Sep 2018


Rahul Gandhi calls government's flagship Skill India campaign 'PM'S-Kill India'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today termed the government's flagship Skill India campaign "PM'S-Kill India" and alleged Rs. 30,000 crore was "stolen" from HAL in the Rafale deal and given to a man with "no skills" to make an aircraft.

Rafale deal is India's 'largest defense scam', says Prashant Bhushan

Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan today in Chennai said Rafale deal is the "largest defense scam in India" and urged the Center to initiate a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.

20 Sep 2018


Sitharaman 'caught lying' on Rafale deal again, must resign: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of "lying" on HAL's capability to build Rafale aircraft and demanded her resignation.

09 Jul 2018


#DefenseDiaries: Tejas fighter jet misses another deadline for combat readiness

The indigenously developed Tejas fighter jet, first approved way back in 1983, has missed yet another deadline for becoming fully combat-ready.

27 Jun 2018


Sukhoi aircraft crashes near Nashik; both pilots safe

A Sukhoi aircraft, awaiting induction in the Indian Air Force, crashed near Maharashtra's Nashik city today morning.

28 May 2018


Bengaluru: Vagabonds arrested for molesting techie, assaulting her friend

Two vagabonds were arrested yesterday for allegedly molesting and assaulting a techie and her friend in Bengaluru recently.

25 May 2018


Bengaluru: Weekend ruined! Major IT hubs, townships to face outages

Even as a new government comes to power, Bengaluru is becoming 'power-less'.

27 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

India's indigenously developed Tejas is aircraft of future: IAF Chief

Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa said if Pakistan's fighter jet JF-17 is aircraft of the present, then India's indigenously developed Tejas is the future.

17 Apr 2018

Indian Army

Gaganshakti-2018: Historic Air Force exercise 'shakes heavens, splits Earth'

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the middle of its largest exercise in three decades, with more than 1,100 aircraft involved in "flying a lot of sorties and dropping a lot of bombs," said Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

18 Mar 2018


56-year-old scientist ISRO's first woman to spend a-year in Antarctica

Fifty-six-year-old ISRO scientist Mangala Mani had never visited a place with snow. And temperatures in Antarctica can fall to a chilling -90 degrees Celsius.

23 Feb 2018


IAF: Government scraps single-engine fighter plan, here's why

PM Modi-led NDA government has decided to scrap its plan to produce 114 single-engine aircrafts under the "Make in India" framework, at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.15Lcr.

26 Dec 2017


Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is all set to reach a new level. Soon, we will be flying regional flights in indigenously-built flights.

22 Dec 2017


#DefenseDiaries: IAF issues proposal for 83 advanced Tejas Mk-1A warplanes

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for 83 upgraded Tejas Mk-1A light combat aircraft (LCA) worth nearly Rs. 60,000 crore.

18 Dec 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Integration of BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi-30MKI combat aircraft begins!

Following the successful test-fire of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet, India has started working on integrating BrahMos on 40 Sukhois.

07 Dec 2017

Indian Army

#DefenseDiairies: The lifeline of Siachen troops, Cheetah helicopter

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL) Cheetah is a light single-engine helicopter serving the Indian armed forces for over four decades.

25 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: India's Ka-226T helicopter is a jack of all trades

200 Kamov Ka-226T light-utility helicopters are being acquired and will be assembled by India under a $1 billion agreement in 2015.

22 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Sukhoi-30MKI armed with BrahMos missile is India's deadliest weapon

India has successfully test-fired the BrahMos-A supersonic Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from a modified Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet.

22 Nov 2017


#DefenseDiaries: Why the IAF loves the Mirage-2000 fighter jets

The French-made Dassault Mirage-2000 is undoubtedly one of Indian Air Force's (IAF) most versatile and deadliest aircraft.

Newly revealed emails establish Vadra-Sanjay Bhandari link

Robert Vadra has consistently denied links with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Such reports surfaced when it emerged that Bhandari had refurbished Vadra's flat at Bryanton Square, London, in 2016.

24 Aug 2017


Arun Jaitley to inaugurate made-in-India helicopters' production line

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley would reportedly inaugurate a production line of Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs) developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Indian Air Force and Army on 26 August.

08 Aug 2017


Karnataka board warns bank staff: Learn Kannada or lose job

It seems Kannada Development Authority (KDA) has launched a full-fledged war against Hindi imposition.

21 Jun 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

Bengaluru cop wins hearts by prioritizing ambulance over presidential convoy

As the convoy of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee approached the Trinity Circle in Bengaluru, traffic sub-inspector ML Nijalingappa spotted an ambulance making its way towards the junction from another road.

13 Jun 2017


Karnataka filmmakers to stall movie making due to GST

Kannada film fraternity plans to stall the film making activities to demand lowest tax slab under GST.

22 May 2017


GST Impact- Taxes on Kannada movie tickets maybe reimbursed

With the Goods and Services Tax to come into effect from 1st July in Karnataka, the Karnataka government is contemplating the reimbursement of tax collected on Kannada movie tickets.

20 May 2017


China's new attack helicopter takes maiden flight

China has unveiled the Z-19E, an indigenously developed attack helicopter aimed at the growing arms export market.

07 Apr 2017


Kamov helicopter deal: Putin gives green signal for manufacturing

Ending a long wait, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave approval to begin manufacture of 200 Kamov 226 light utility helicopters worth $1 billion under the 'Make in India' initiative.

18 Feb 2017

Narendra Modi

Satya Nadella's first visit to India's Silicon Valley

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will visit Bengaluru next week for a company event, in his first trip to India's Silicon Valley since taking office in Feb'14.

22 Aug 2016

Indian Air Force

IAF'S Sukhoi-30 MKI lands at revamped Pasighat ALG

Arunachal Pradesh's Pasighat ALG was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, in the presence of prominent military dignitaries.