New Delhi, Oct 15: A team of the Indian Air Force led by a two star officer is in France to review the progress of the Rafale project. The second batch of fighters is set to reach their home base at Ambala in the next few weeks.
The IAF is expecting three Rafale jets to delivered every two months. All the planes are likely to join the IAF fleet by the end of the year. The team in France is headed by the assistant chief of air staff (projects). The team reached France earlier this week for a review of the project.
New Delhi, Oct 05: The chief of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that India ready to deal with any challenge from China. We are deployed strongly to deal with any contingency, the IAF chief also said.
We have made deployment in all relevant areas and Ladakh is a small part. Bhaduria also said that India is prepared for any conflict, including a two front war. Our capabilities have surprised the adversary, he also said.
New Delhi, Sep 29: The Indian Air Force is resolved to counter any misadventure, IAF Chief R K S Bhadauria said. The current security scenario along our northern frontier is at an uneasy no war, no peace status, he also said. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality, he also said on situation in Eastern Ladakh.
Air power will be a crucial enabler in our victory in any future conflict and the induction of the Rafale jets along with the Chinook, Apaches and other aircraft fleet has provided the IAF with substantial tactical capabilities, the IAF chief also said.
New Delhi, Sep 04: Amidst the escalating tensions with China, the Army and Indian Air Force chiefs visited the forward areas. This comes in the wake of China moving additional forces opposite to the Chushul sector in easter Ladakh.
New Delhi, July 30: It was a proud moment for India, when the first lot of Rafale fighter jets touched down at Ambala on Wednesday.
The five jets are part of the 36 ordered from Dassault Aviation of France. While this marks a major increase in terms of air power, the Indian Air Force is looking to build its strength to a 42 fighter jet squadron ie is 18 jets in each.
New Delhi, July 29: The Rafales arrive in India today and it is set to be a game changer. Five of the Rafales ordered from France by the Indian Air Force will land at their home base at Ambala, Haryana.
New Delhi, July 21: The top Indian Air Force commanders will meet this week and discuss the operational readiness along the Line of Actual Control.
The two day commanders’ conference starting July 22 is also likely to discuss the possibility of deploying the Rafale jets in the Ladakh sector. The meet assumes significance in the wake of the tensions with China.
New Delhi, June 26: The Indian Air Force is carrying out sorties in Leh. Air activity has gone up in the region following the stand off with China along the Line of Actual Control. It may be recalled that earlier this week, India had added Apache helicopters, Sukhoi fighters and tanks. The three divisions formed an arc and top sources said that India was in a position to respond to the Chinese.