9 Rafales set to fly into India next month with mid-air fuelling in UAE

New Delhi, Mar 25: India is set to add more fire-power in the skies with the Indian Air Force set to get three more Rafale fighters next week. The three Rafale fighters will land at Ambala and by April another 9 more would make their way to India.

Meanwhile, the Hasimara forward base in north Bengal will start operations next month with five Rafale fighters.

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UAE to deploy Airbus 330 to provide mid-air fuelling for Indian Rafales

New Delhi, Mar 15: The UAE would deploy its Airbus 330 multi-role transport tankers later this month to provide mid-air fuelling to the Rafale jets. This would ensure that the fighters can fly non-stop to India.

The facility would be extended by UAE to the next batch of 8 Rafale jets that would be flagged off from France in April. This would mean that the second base of the Rafale fighters located in Bengal’s Hasimara would be activated in April. 

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With a hot summer ahead, India ups surveillance capabilities along LAC

New Delhi, Feb 08: India will be going in for a major upgrade of its surveillance capabilities along the northern borders with China.

Drones and sensors would be deployed as part of the exercise and the move comes in the wake of heightened tensions with China. 

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Ahead of Aero-India, US underscores importance of defence partnership with India

New Delhi, Feb 02: At Aero India this year, the B-1 Lancer one of the premier aircraft of the United States will be part of the aerial demonstration.

This is for the first time that a B-1 has participated in Aero India, Don Heflin, Chargé D’ Affaires at U.S. Embassy New Delhi said at a news conference today. 

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US B-1B Long-Range Heavy Bomber to perform at Aero India

New Delhi, Jan 30: A United States B-1B Lancer heavy bomber will perform during a a fly-by-fly during the Aero India show at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru.

“I am pleased to head this year’s U.S. delegation to Aero India to show our continued commitment to strengthening U.S.-India defense cooperation, in line with India’s status as a Major Defense Partner,” Heflin said. 

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Minor face-off at Naku La, was resolved by local commanders clarifies Indian Army

New Delhi, Jan 25: The Indian Army has clarified that there were several queries regarding a face off between the Indian Army and the PLA troops in the Sikkim border.

It has been clarified that there was a minor face-off at the Naku La area of Northern Sikkim on January 20th. The same was resolve3d y the local commanders as per established protocols, the Army clarified. 

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VaccineMaitri reaffirms highest priority accorded by India to relations with Bangladesh

New Delhi, Jan 25: Bangladesh turned to India for the supply of the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield vaccine, after Beijing asked Dhaka to share costs of clinical trials of Sinovac.

India is clearly gaining the edge over China when it comes to vaccine diplomacy. Free shipments containing the first batch of Covishield which is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India have already reached many nations. 2 million doses were supplied to Bangladesh, while 1 million was given to Nepal as a gift under the Neighbourhood First Policy.

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How the Desert Knight exercise will boost India’s air power

New Delhi, Jan 20: India has deployed its Rafale fighters against the French Rafales for a joint exercise called Desert Knight at Jodhpur. In the ongoing operation, Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat will undertake a sortie in the French Rafale fighters.

Officials said that the aim of the exercise in which both countries have deployed the fighters and transport planes and mid-air fuelling is to provide operational exposure. The high-voltage exercise which will take place between January 20 and 24 is also aimed at enhancing combat capabilities.

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Desert Knight: When Indian and French Rafales will take part in a high voltage exercise

New Delhi, Jan 19: India will deploy its Rafale fighters against the French Rafales for a joint exercise called Desert Knight at Jodhpur this week.

Officials said that the aim of the exercise in which both countries will deploy the fighters and transport planes and mid-air fuelling is to provide operational exposure.

The high-voltage exercise which will take place between January 20 and 24 is also aimed at enhancing combat capabilities. 

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India’s intent on offensive operations showcased by Army’s drone swarms

New Delhi, Jan 16: The Indian Army on Friday carried out a live demonstration of Drone Swarming capability using 75 indigenously designed and developed drones which executed an array of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled simulated offensive missions and close support tasks during the Army Day Parade held at Delhi Cantt on 15 January 2021.

The Army Day parade in Delhi saw 75 small to medium size drones execute several Artificial Intelligence enabled simulated offensive and combat support operations. These ranges from Kamikaze strikes to paradrop and hover and drop missions.

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