The Indian defence ministry has asked the U.S. Government for a third extension of the validity of the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for the purchase of the last C-17 Globemaster III heavy lift aircraft.
In a move certain to dial up the tempo in their bid to build F-16 fighters for the Indian Air Force, Lockheed Martin has appointed Dr. Vivek Lall to the position of Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.
According to the Indian Navy, “The pilot aborted take-off during a training sortie. During deceleration, the aircraft veered off the end of runway and caught fire. The pilot jettisoned the canopy and egressed the aircraft safely.”
The CBI has asked the Delhi High Court to set aside the trial court order discharging Rheinmetall and three individuals on corruption charges and revive an arrest warrant against a former employee of the company.