In a statement issue today, the company said it was left ‘with no other option but to invoke arbitration through Counsel’. It said this came after it made several requests to the defense ministry for invoking bilateral discussions as provided in the contract.
India’s HPT-32 indigenous basic trainer claimed the lives of 23 rookie pilots, forcing the Indian Air Force (IAF) to ground it for good in 2009. The IAF has now shortlisted the Pilatus aircraft as its choice for an order for 75 basic trainers.
India is all set to develop the Kargil airfield as a full-fledged transport base by 2016, by when the Indian Air Force (IAF) aims to operate heavy-lift as well combat aircraft planes from there.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) base here will host the eight-week-long seventh edition of the joint military training activities with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) from October 14, a defense spokesman said.