India prepares to induct more Rafale jets: IAF team in France

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. 

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Rudram-1 test fired: How this tactical anti radiation missile will boost the IAF

New Delhi, Oct 09: Rudram 1, the tactical anti radiation missile was test fired successfully on Friday.

The missile can be launched by the Indian Air Force from the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets to take down enemy radars and surveillance systems and it has a speed of up to 2 Mach.

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Prepared for any conflict, including two front war, IAF chief says amidst tensions with China

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. 

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Current scenario along northern frontier at an uneasy no war, no peace status: IAF chief

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. 

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As China moves more troops near Chushul Army, IAF chiefs visit forward areas

chushulNew 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.

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With Rafales touching down, IAF looks to raise squadron strength from 31 to 42

rafale-mewNew 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.

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Why the induction of the Rafale will be a game changer for the Indian Air Force

Rafale-refullingNew 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.

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What equipping the Rafales with HAMMERs mean

rafale-newNew Delhi, July 24: The new Rafale fighter jets set to arrive this month which already has a deadly weapons package will be equipped with the HAMMER air to ground precision guided munitions.

The Indian Air Force on the other hand s planning to boost the capabilities of the aircraft by equipping it with the HAMMER missiles from France.

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Top commanders to discuss if Rafale will be deployed in Ladakh

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseNew 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.

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Amidst tensions with China, IAF carries out sorties at Leh: Watch video

iaf-sortiesNew 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.

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