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9th Aero India show concludes

The 9th biennial Aero India air show at Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bangalore came to an end with breathtaking aerobatic.

The event showcased the Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III, which India is buying following a deal of $ 4.1 billion; the Swiss-made Pilatus PC-7 trainer, which is the latest in the Indian Air Force’s kitty; and the vintage Tiger Moth de Havilland DH82 basic trainer aircraft. The aerobatic maneuvers by ‘Russian Knights’ coupled with the Czech Flying Bulls’ aerobatics and helobatics from the Indian Air Force’s Sarang enthralled the audiences.

The event brought 700 companies and received official delegations from 78 countries, with the largest presence by the U.S., followed by France, the U.K., Russia, Germany, Israel and Belgium.

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Pakistan test fires Hatf-IX successfully

Pakistan successfully test fired the nuclear-capable, short range, surface-to-surface Hatf-IX tactical missile with a range of 60 km, designed to defeat all known anti-tactical missile defence systems. The Hatf-IX or Nasr is capable of inflight manoeuvres.

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