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INS Vikramaditya joins Indian Navy Today

Originally built by the Soviets, named the aircraft carrier as Baku and commissioned on 1987,  turned too expensive for the Russians to maintain. After years of negotiations India finally bought the aircraft carrier for $2.35 billion and named it INS Vikramaditya. Basically the ship was given free of cost but India had to pay Russian $1.35 billion for upgrade and ...

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Price dispute over Indian Helicopter’s engine

State owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India has withdrawn from talks with French engine maker Turbomeca for designing a new engine based on the existing “Shakti” engine for the Indian Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). Reason for this is believed to be fees charged by the French company which HAL considers as exuberant. Turbomeca is a French manufacturer of low- ...

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