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  • Rafale join IAF 101 Squadron Hasimara Air Force Station-VPN

    DefenceJul 28, 2021, 9:58 PM IST

    Rafale fighter jets join the 'Falcons of Chamb and Akhnoor'

    The 101 Squadron, based at the Hasimara air base in West Bengal, is the second IAF squadron to be equipped with the Rafale.

  • Three more Rafale fighter aircraft land in India-VPN

    DefenceApr 1, 2021, 9:02 AM IST

    3 more Rafale fighter aircraft land in India after a 7000 Km flight

    With the new batch's arrival, the number of Rafale aircraft in the Indian Air Force inventory has reached 14.

  • Rajnath says 6 more Rafales to be inducted by March 2021-VPN

    DefenceFeb 8, 2021, 8:04 PM IST

    6 more Rafales to be inducted by March 2021: Rajnath

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that six more Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into Indian Air Force by March this year.

  • 3 more Rafale fighter aircraft enroute India-VPN

    DefenceJan 27, 2021, 6:09 PM IST

    3 more Rafale fighter aircraft arrive in India

    With this, India has received 11 Rafale fighter aircraft from France in three phases.

  • Defence India, France conclude air drill Desert Knight-VPN

    DefenceJan 24, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

    India, France conclude 'Desert Knight' drill in Jodhpur

    India and France concluded their first bilateral air drill 'Desert Knight' at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, wherein Rafales from both sides with other fighter aircraft undertook complex missions during the four-day-long exercise. Anish Singh reports

  • Desert Knight-21: CDS Gen Bipin Rawat to take Rafale sortie

    DefenceJan 21, 2021, 1:14 PM IST

    CDS Gen Bipin Rawat to hop into Rafale cockpit for a sortie

    Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat will take a sortie on Thursday in the newly-inducted Rafale fighter aircraft in Jodhpur during the ongoing Indo-French air drill Desert Knight-21. Anish Singh reports 

  • Defence Rafale to fly 2 formations on Republic Day 2021-VPN

    Top StoriesJan 18, 2021, 6:47 PM IST

    Rafale to fly in 2 formations on Republic Day

    Indian Air Force's Rafale fighter aircraft will participate in the Republic Day parade on January 26 in Delhi. 

  • Defence IAF Rafale Scalp missile China mountain

    Top StoriesDec 17, 2020, 12:45 PM IST

    IAF is re-calibrating this deadly missile

    With tensions on the Eastern front far from showing any signs of de-escalation, Indian Air Force is reportedly tweaking a lethal missile armed on its gamechanger Rafale fighter aircraft.

  • WATCH VIDEO: 3 more Rafale fighter jets reach India-VPN

    IndiaNov 5, 2020, 2:09 PM IST

    WATCH: 3 more Rafale fighter jets reach India

    The second batch of three Rafale aircraft got airborne from Istres airbase in France and flew for over eight hours before landing at an IAF base. They covered a distance of over 3700 nautical miles with three in-flight refuellings.

  • indian air force rafale golden squadron first woman pilot

    VideoSep 21, 2020, 4:44 PM IST

    IAF's Rafale fleet to have first woman fighter pilot soon

    A woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force will soon join the Golden Arrows squadron operating the newly-inducted Rafale fighter jets. The woman pilot is undergoing training to fly Rafale aircraft, reports said. She has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected for the Rafale fleet following an internal process, reports added.

  • Rafale fighter jets to be formally inducted into IAF on September 10-dnm

    IndiaSep 10, 2020, 9:08 AM IST

    Rafale fighter jets to be formally inducted into IAF on September 10

    Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly will be the chief guests for the event. The Rafale jets are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in more than two decades.

  • Defence Diaries: India's game-changing Rafale edge anil chopra abhijit iyer mitra

    IndiaAug 4, 2020, 10:26 AM IST

    Defence Diaries: India's game-changing Rafale edge

    India’s first five Rafale fighter jets – 3 single-seat and 2 twin-seat, finally tore into its skies and landed at the Ambala air force station on July 29 after a 7,000 km flight from France. Dubbed as a game-changer, the 36 Rafale fighter jets is expected to further increase India’s strength and strategic depth in the region. Find out more about the Indian Air Force's most advanced aircraft from Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retired), IAF test pilot, and Defence and Foreign Policy Analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra in this episode of Newsable Defence Diaries.

  • Rafale fighters welcomed with water salute at Ambala airbase; video goes viral

    IndiaJul 29, 2020, 7:19 PM IST

    Rafale fighters welcomed with water salute at Ambala airbase; video goes viral

    Rafale fighter jets were given a water salute after landing at the Ambala airbase

  • Indian Air Force receives Rafale boost as 5 jets flown from France land in India

    IndiaJul 29, 2020, 4:23 PM IST

    Indian Air Force receives Rafale boost as 5 jets flown from France land in India

    The first batch of Rafale fighter jets that took off from France on Monday has landed at the Ambala airbase today.
     

  • rafale jets india ambala indian air force abhijit iyer mitra

    IndiaJul 29, 2020, 2:31 PM IST

    Rafale Fighter Jets Will Force Enemy To Think Hard, Says Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

    The first batch of the French Rafale fighter jets touched down at Haryana’s Amala on July 29 after covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km to join the Indian Air Force fleet. These jets, which are India’s first major acquisition of fighter planes in over 2 decades, will introduce new capabilities in IAF's fighter fleet that will be unrivalled in the region. We asked Defence and Foreign Policy analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra if the induction of this omnirole fighter sends a strong message to China and Pakistan about India’s air power and defence preparedness and here’s what he had to say.