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India’s defence acquisition and manufacturing institutions need a reboot. The ‘business as usual’ approach would not take us far, in a war.
Anchors compared Rafale to China’s J-20 and Pakistan’s F-16 — and found it ‘better on all counts’. News18 India could see both enemy countries 'were shivering'.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi questioned why each aircraft costs Rs 1670 Cr instead of Rs 526 Cr? Why 36 aircraft were bought instead of 126?
The home minister said the induction of the next generation aircraft is a true testimony of the prime minister's resolve to make India a powerful and secure nation.
Rafale is considered to be one of the finest fighters in the world. With its avionics, radars & weapon systems, it is the most potent aircraft in South Asia.
A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
The 5 Rafale aircraft will spend the night at a French air base in UAE before arriving at Ambala air base Wednesday where a closed induction ceremony will be held.
Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi addressed several criticisms that arose from his acceptance of the Rajya Sabha nomination and the sealed cover jurisprudence.
IAF chief says force had lost the edge to Pakistan Air Force over the past 15 years but adds that the Rafale fighters will tilt the scales in India’s favour.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who is mandated with prioritising capital procurement, says India will likely buy more submarines for the Navy too.