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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As Rafales get set to fly into Ambala, India ups diplomatic game

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Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.com

New Delhi, July 28: India has been upping its diplomatic game against China. On Sunday, External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar spoke with Israel’s foreign minister Gali Ashkenazi.

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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, first batch of Rafale fighters to reach India in July

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New Delhi, June 29: India is set to get the first batch of four Rafale fighters by July. India has asked France to speed up the delivery of the schedule of 36 Rafale jets under the Rs 59,000 crore deal that was inked in September 2016.

The development comes in the midst of the ongoing standoff with China along the Line of Actual Control. The first batch comprising 4 to 6 jets are likely to touch down in India on July 27.

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Why do CJIs always sign out of office with a bang

Justice-Ranjan-gogoiNew Delhi, Nov 06: In recent times, the Chief Justices of India have had a hectic last few days in office. Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, who retires on November 17 2017, like his predecessor has a hectic last few days in office.

Justice Gogoi has kept the best for the last and will pronounce the Ayodhya verdict, probably one of India’s most important cases before he retires on November 17.

Rafale: PMO above MOD, it can’t be called a parallel negotiation says Air Marshal Pandey

New Delhi, Feb 08: There is a raging debate on the Rafale Deal yet again. This time it is about a report that stated that the Defence Ministry had raised strong objections to the parallel negations by the Prime Minister’s Office relating to the deal.

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Rafale: Centre moves SC seeks correction on references to CAG report

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseNew Delhi, Dec 15: The Centre has requested the Supreme Court to correct a factual error in Rafale verdict that was delivered on Friday.

Rafale: Comfort letter vs Sovereign guarantee, how legally is India covered

New Delhi, Nov 15: The arguments before the Supreme Court in the Rafale Deal case focused substantially around the ‘no sovereign guarantee,’ issue. The point came up when the petitioners challenging the deal said that the law ministry had initially red-flagged France’s refusal to provide sovereign guarantee for the execution of the Rs 59,000 crore deal involving 36 Rafale fighter jets.

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