6 Rafale fighters to be flagged off by IAF chief from France

New Delhi, Apr 19: Indian Air Force Chief, Rakesh Bhadauria will flag off 6 Rafale fighters from the Merignac-Bordeaux airbase in France on Wednesday. 

The IAF chief will visit France on April 20 and will be in the country until April 23 during which he will meet with his counterpart Philippe Lavigne. 

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France advises keeping Pakistan origin technicians away from Rafale fighters

New Delhi, Nov 20: In the wake of India’s security concerns, France has has issued directions to keep Pakistan origin, technicians away from the Rafale fighter jet under the export control regime.┬á

France has also told Qatar, one of the countries that bought the Rafale jets, not to allow Pakistan origin techincians to work with the plane. This is because the Pakistan origin technicians could leak information about the jets to Islamabad. 

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Rafale fighters set to get meaner this month with HAMMERS

New Delhi, Nov 06: The Rafale fighters that have landed in India will be equipped with the air to surface HAMMER all weather air to ground precision guided munitions.

France has agreed to equip these smart weapons apart form the air to air MICA, METEOR missiles and air to ground SCALP stand off weapon. 

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