Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicRafale fighter jet

Topic: Rafale fighter jet

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, envoy of France to India, said the Rafale deal has been an outstanding achievement.

France ready to provide additional Rafale jets if India requires: Defence Minister Parly

French Defence Minister Florence Parly, who is on a India visit, termed it a 'real achievement' to have delivered 36 Rafale jets on time & said she was happy that IAF is satisfied.

IAF inducts second squadron of Rafale aircraft at Hasimara airbase

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said induction of the Rafale jets at Hasimara was carefully planned, keeping in mind the importance of strengthening IAF’s capability in eastern sector.

Three more Rafale fighter jets arrive in India from France

With the arrival of the seventh batch, the number of Rafale jets went up to 24. They will be a part of IAF's second squadron and will be based in Hasimara airbase in West Bengal.

Why Manohar Parrikar’s biggest contribution to Defence Ministry was breaking Rafale logjam

In ‘Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life’, Nitin A. Gokhale explores how India’s first IIT-qualified chief minister strengthened India's national security.

Rafale aircraft makes debut at Republic Day flypast, carries out ‘Brahmastra’ formation

The fighter jet also performed the Eklavya formation along with 2 Jagaur and 2 MIG-29 aircraft. The 5 jets resembled a V shape with Rafale leading the pack.

Decision to buy more Rafale aircraft or new fighter jets under consideration, IAF chief says

During his annual press conference, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria also announced that the 36 Rafale fighter jets will be operationalised completely by 2023.

India and France writing new chapter in defence ties, says French Defence Minister Parly 

India will acquire a world class capability, truly among the best in the world that would give your air force an incredible sovereign tool, French Defence minister Florence added.

Rafale’s operational induction ‘very important step’ amid border tensions, Rajnath Singh says

Rafale jets were inducted into IAF at a ceremony in Ambala amid LAC tensions. Since arrival in July, the fighters have flown in Leh and completed bombing practice.

Second batch of Rafale fighter jets from France to arrive in India in October

The formal induction ceremony of the first 5 Rafale fighters is to be held at the Ambala Air Station on 10 September.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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