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India-France to engage in joint air exercise at Jodhpur starting Jan 19

At a time when India is locked in a bitter standoff with China at the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, France and India will engage in the Skyros joint air exercise that will be held from January 19-25 at Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The exercise will see India’s newly acquired Rafale fighter jets...

PM, President praise soldiers on 88th Air Force Day

The Indian Air Force is celebrating its 88th anniversary on Thursday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the brave hearts of the force on the occasion. PM Modi, on the occasion of Air Force Day, said the courage, valour and dedication of the Indian Air Force to protect the country inspires everyone....

Rafale fighter jets reach home, India celebrates

After completing a 7,000 km journey, five Rafale fighter jets reached the Ambala airbase on Wednesday afternoon. The Rafale fighter jets reached India two days after the contingent flew out of France, with a stop in UAE. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the fleet on his Twitter account with a Sanskrit shloka. राष्ट्ररक्षासमं...

Indian Air Force gets 5 Rafale jets

5 Rafale jets have taken off from France They will land in Haryana’s Ambala on Wednesday The fighter jets are loaded with state-of-the-art technology In a major boost for the Indian Air Force, the first batch of five Rafale jets has taken off from France on Monday. The Rafale jets will arrive in India on...

Six Rafale jets likely to arrive in India by July-end

India is likely to receive around six fully-loaded Rafale fighter aircraft by July-end fitted with the long-range Meteor air-to-air missiles, which is expected to boost the capabilities of the Indian Air Force. The Rafales along with the Meteor missiles can hit targets at more than 150 km strike range. “Depending upon the situation and the...

No delay in delivery of Rafale jets to India: France

There will be no delay in delivery of 36 Rafale jets to India and the committed timeline will be respected, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain told a news agency. France is battling the Covid19 pandemic and there were apprehensions that the delivery of Rafale jets could be delayed due to the pandemic. The country recorded over...