Indian Air Force’s LCA to get Astra missile firepower, not Rafale’s meteor
Sources said after the missile is inducted into the Su30MKI fighter jets from which it has been tested, the system would be integrated on other foreign-origin combat aircraft. The performance of the Astra, sources said, is regarded to be better than similar Russian systems currently in service.
Chinook, Apache to take part in Republic-Day flypast; IAF tableau to showcase Rafale, Tejas
During the Republic Day parade, the IAF will also...
Republic Day 2020: Rafale jet to be part of Indian Air Force tableau
Indian Air Force: IAF Tableau to showcase scaled down models of 5 system...
IAF to add clause on local engines for Advanced Multirole Combat fighters
Plans to develop the indigenous Kaveri fighter jet engine as part of the Rafale offsets deal have not taken off.
IAF flew 625 tonnes of new notes after demonetisation: Dhanoa
Former Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa has said that after demonetisation in 2016, the Indian Air Force (IAF) transported 625 tonnes of new currency notes to various parts of the country.
IAF planning 'swift trials' in Rs 1.5 lakh crore 114 fighter jet deal
"This time, the IAF is planning to hold trials of all the competitors who participate in the tender in less than a year so that time is saved. The fact that most of the systems and avionics of the participating firms have been tested will also help in shortening the time taken from trials," defence sources told ANI.
With Rafale jets, India won't have to cross the border to 'eliminate terror camps' in Pakistan: Rajnath Singh
Addressing members of the Indian community at an event organised by the Consulate General of India at the educational organisation, Asia Society, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh applauded the courage and valour of India's armed forces and recalled his France visit in October to receive the first of the 36 Rafale fighter jets.
In ode to former IAF Chief BS Dhanoa, Rafale jets to have tail numbers with BS initials
Six Rafale trainer aircraft will carry RB series tail numbers which stand for Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, the current Chief of Air Staff who played a key role as lead negotiator for the mega deal.
IAF may get ‘No Escape’ Meteor missiles in May
France weighing Indian request for early delivery of 10 Meteor air-to-air missiles that outrange and outclass AMRAAMs used by the Pakistan Air Force to target Indian jets the day after the Balakot airstrikes in February. The beyond-visual-range missiles, which will outgun all other air forces in the region, were to come by late 2020.
Some people cannot accept transparency: PM's dig at Opposition on electoral bonds
In an apparent swipe at the Congress, Modi also said the "sensitive and emotional" Ayodhya issue could have been solved much earlier, but due to "vote bank" politics of some parties it got dragged for so long.
No power can stop Ram temple construction in Ayodhya: Rajnath
Amid "Jai Shree Ram" slogans, he said, "A grand Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya and no power in the world can stop that from happening. The path for construction of the temple has been cleared by the Supreme Court."
IAF to focus on more joint training, operations with army, navy
The IAF Chief while addressing his commanders emphasised on the need for enhanced joint training with the army and navy for ensuring better jointmanship. The biannual IAF Commanders Conference, which began on Monday will also discuss anti-drone operations, countering asymmetric warfare and strengthening the IAF’s precision targeting, cyber and information warfare capability.
Three Rafale jets handed over to India: Government
"Three Rafale fighter aircraft have been handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) till date which are being used for training of IAF pilots and technicians in France," Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
Congress played with India's security on Rafale controversy: Adityanath
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected pleas for a review of its December 2018 verdict in which it had said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the controversial deal.
BJP to stage countrywide stir on Saturday seeking Rahul's apology on Rafale issue
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Bhupender Yadav told reporters here that the Congress and Gandhi were "exposed" by the apex court's verdict and they should now tender an apology.
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