Republic Day 2021: India’s military might to be on display today

New Delhi, Jan 26: India’s military and cultural might will be on display during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations. This year the celebrations would be different owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the parade would follow all the preventive protocols.

The parade will begin at 9.50 am from Vijay Chowk and would proceed towards the National Stadium. The tableaux will start from Vijay Chowk and proceed to the Red Fort Ground.

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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 to get second batch of Rafales in November

New Delhi, Oct 18: The Indian Air Force will get its second batch of three to four Rafale fighter jets in the first week of November. This will further bolster the Air Force amidst the tensions with China. 

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Rafales to lead Vijay formation on Indian Airforce Day

New Delhi, Oct 05: The newly inducted Rafale jets will be part of the Indian Air Force Day parade on October 8. The Rafale will lead the Vijay formation of the two Jaguars and Mirage 2000 multi role fighter jets. 

Integration of Rafales brings in a platform which is way ahead and would give us an edge and capability to strike first and deep, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said. The IAF chief also said that the Indian Air Force is transforming at a rapid pace. The IAF chief also said that the matrix of the threat facing the country is complex. 

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Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh to be first Rafale woman fighter pilot

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh

New Delhi, Sep 24: Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh will formally join the 17 Golden Arrows Squadron of the Rafales at the Ambala airbase after she finishes her conversion training.

She is getting ready to fly the Rafale after becoming fully operational on the MiG-21 Bison.

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

Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.com
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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