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Dassault Rafale: Multi-role combat aircraft family by Dassault
The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an "omnirole" aircraft by Dassault.

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Rafale jets to grace Republic Day event [Video]

Rafale jets to grace Republic Day event

For the very first time, Rafale fighter jets will participate in the Republic Day parade 2021. IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Indranil Nandi said, "Total 42 aircrafts will participate in Republic Day..

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The three jets arrived at the Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat after flying non-stop from France, with mid-air refueling on the way, at 8.14 pm. As per the delivery schedule, three to four jets will reach..
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Second batch of Rafale aircraft reaches India, says IAF

The second batch of Rafale aircraft arrived in India on Wednesday after flying non-stop from France, the Indian Air Force said. The first batch of five French-origin fighter jet aircraft had arrived in..
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Spooked by Rafale aircraft, Pakistan rushes to China seeking fighter jets, missiles

Pakistan started discussing the purchase of Chinese J-10 in 2009, but after the talk of joint production of JF17 jet started, it was put on hold.
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IAF to receive three more Rafale combat aircraft on November 4

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Indian Air Force gets big Rafale boost, 16 fighter jets to land in India by April

Five Rafale jets flew to Ambala airbase via Abu Dhabi on July 29. Three are coming on November 5, three will arrive in January, three in March, and seven more in April, carrying a total of fighter jets..
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Next batch of Rafale fighters to arrive early next month


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Boost to Indian Air Force's offensive arsenal: 3-4 Rafale fighter jets to join in November

It is to be noted that the first batch of five Rafales had arrived in India on July 28 and were officially inducted on September 10 by the Narendra Modi government.
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3-4 Rafale fighter jets to join Indian Air Force in November first week


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IAF team in France to make preparations to induct more Rafale jets


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Rafale leads 'Vijay' formation, IAF's might on full display at 88th Air Force Day celebrations


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IAF chief Bhadauria does not rule out procurement of more Rafale fighter jets


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Rafale fighter aircraft to be featured in Air Force Day parade

The newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft will feature in the Air Force Day parade on October 8, an Indian Air Force (IAF) official said on Saturday.
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Cancel Reliance Defence's offset contract for Rafale, demands AITUC

The All India Trade Union Congress on Saturday demanded that the government cancel the defence offset partnership of Reliance Defence in the Rafale jet deal and give it to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited..
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Dassault, MBDA yet to fulfil offsets obligations under Rs 59,000 crore Rafale fighter deal: CAG


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Shivangi Singh to be first Rafale woman fighter pilot


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Woman pilot picked for Rafale, two others set to fly warship choppers

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IAF's Rafale fleet to have first woman pilot soon

A woman fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force will soon join the newly-inducted Rafale fighter fleet as one of its crew flying the multi-role aircraft, official sources said on Monday. The woman pilot..
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Rafale a stern message to those eyeing our sovereignty: Rajnath Singh

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5 Rafale jets inducted, can be deployed at LAC at short notice: Rajnath

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'France supports India's candidacy for permanent UNSC seat': French minister at Rafale ceremony

French defence minister Florence Parly on Thursday reiterated her country's support to the candidature of India for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at the Rafale induction..
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IAF formally inducts Rafale jets: How 'game-changer' jets will boost India's air power

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IAF formally inducts Rafale in its fleet at Ambala airbase

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IAF formally inducts Rafale jets; Rajnath Singh, French defence minister witness ceremony at Ambala Air Force Station

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French defence minister arrives in Delhi, to attend Rafale induction ceremony at Ambala

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Citing threat to Rafale jets from birds in Ambala, IAF writes to Haryana chief secretary

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Rahul Gandhi launches fresh attack on govt over Rafale deal; BJP hits back

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Money was stolen from Indian exchequer: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre over Rafale deal

Citing a report, the Congress leader said the money was stolen from the Indian exchequer. The Gandhi scion also quoted Mahatma Gandhi in his tweet. "Money was stolen from the Indian exchequer in..
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CAG drops audit of Rafale offset deal: Source

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'Media coverage of Rafale shows their level of insecurity': Pak says not threatened by India's military acquisition

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Rafales will provide India major advantage in Tibet in case of aerial combat: B S Dhanoa

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