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Rafale jets should worry those threatening India: Govt's message to China
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Purpose of Rafale is to hit Pakistani aircraft inside Pakistani air space: Former IAS Chief BS DhanoaDhanoa also said that the Rafales being supplied to the IAF are much more advanced than the ones being used by the French Air Force.
Rafales will provide India major advantage in Tibet in case of aerial combat: B S DhanoaThe Rafale aircraft will give India a strategic advantage in case of any aerial combat with China in the mountainous Tibet region as the fleet will be able to use the terrain to its advantage, destroy..
'Operation Westend' case highlights need to thoroughly investigate Rafale deal: Congress
Chinese experts claim IAF's Rafale jets stand no chance against its J-20According to former IAF chief BS Dhanoa, Rafale is a game-changer, and the Chinese J-20 doesn't even come close.
'Disproportionate arms build-up': India's Rafale acquisition irks PakistanFive of the 36 medium multi-role Rafale fighter jets arrived at the IAF airbase in Ambala near New Delhi on Wednesday.
Defended Rafale deal as did not want it go the Bofors way: Former IAF chief B S DhanoaFormer Chief of Air Staff B S Dhanoa on Wednesday welcomed the arrival of Rafales in India and said he defended the deal to procure the multi-role jets notwithstanding the political controversy to stop..
5 Rafale jets arrive in India in a boost to IAF's combat capability
Congress welcomes arrival of Rafale jets, but questions govt over delay and high costThe Congress on Wednesday welcomed the arrival of Rafale fighter jets in India, but questioned the delay and their high cost. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked why each Rafale jet was purchased by the..
5 Rafale jets touchdown at Ambala, residents celebrate, politicians take political mileage, Sec 144 flouted
Ambala residents park vehicles at NH, climb rooftops to have a glimpse of Rafale landing
Assam youth designs patches of IAF pilots flying Rafale jets
Rafale deal: A saga of political dogfight to celebratory touchdownThe touchdown of five Rafale jets on Indian soil on Wednesday caps years of intense political dogfight, with the ruling BJP projecting the purchase as a huge boost to national security and the Congress..
36 Rafale fleet will be a game changer for India: Experts
UPA govt's labour in identifying, purchasing Rafale in 2012 finally bears fruit: CongressAfter the arrival of five French Rafale fighter jets in the country, the Congress on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Air Force (IAF) while taking credit of its government's labour in identifying and..
Rafale contingent establishes contact with INS Kolkata deployed in Western Arabian Sea
PM Modi tweets in Sanskrit to welcome Rafale jets, says no virtue like protecting nationThere is no virtue like protecting the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as welcomed the first batch of five Rafale jets which landed in Ambala with a tweet in Sanskrit. He also..
Rafale touchdown historic day for IAF, jets will be game changer: Amit ShahDescribing the arrival of five Rafale fighter jets as a historic day for the Indian Air Force and a proud moment for India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said they are the world's most..
Rajnath Singh on arrival of Rafale jets: 'Those who want to threaten our territorial integrity should be worried'As the five Rafale jets landed at Ambala air base on Wednesday, defence minister Rajnath Singh said "those who want to threaten our territorial integrity should be worried about our new capability."
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India receives first batch of five Rafale jets from FranceThe first batch of Rafale fighter jets that took off from France on Monday has landed at the Ambala airbase today giving the country's air power a strategic edge over its adversaries in the..
Touch down of Rafale jets in India marks beginning of new era in our military history: Rajnath SinghDefence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the touch down of Rafale jets in India marks the beginning of a new era in our military history. "These multi-role aircraft will revolutionise the..
Watch: Five Rafale fighter jets land at Ambala airbase, given ceremonial water saluteDefence Minister Rajnath Singh informed that the five Rafale fighter jets from France safely landed at the Indian Air Force base in Ambala. The jets were given a customary water salute upon their..
Watch: Rafale touchdown at Ambala airbase
Five Rafale jets land in India: All you need to know
Enthusiasm in air, among Ambala residents before touchdown of Rafale at airbase
Five Rafale jets enter Indian air spaceThe Rafale jets are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in over two decades, and they are expected to significantly boost the Indian Air Force's combat capabilities.
The name Rafale scares our enemies: Haryana home minister Anil Vij"Today, the king of fighter planes will arrive in Ambala. The people are awaiting the arrival of Rafale fighter jets. If there was no Covid-19, they would have welcomed the fighters jets with..
Rafale contingent makes radio contact with Indian Navy; listen to audio clip hereFive Rafale aircraft have established contact with the Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata in the Western Arabian Sea.
'Welcome to India, boys': Netizens flood Twitter with greetings as Rafale jets make radio contact with Indian NavyThe first batch of five Rafale jets will land in India, specifically at Haryana's Ambala, today (i.e. Wednesday, July 29). The jets are being flown to Ambala airbase by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots...
Rafale Landing: 'Water salute' to be given to five fighter aircraft at Ambala airbaseAfter almost two decades, India will induct a new multirole foreign fighter aircraft, as five Rafale combat aircraft would join its Air Force fleet today in Ambala.
India to get five Rafale fighter jets todayThe last foreign fighters inducted into the Air Force were the Sukhoi-30s from Russia which have now become the mainstay of the Air Force after multiple orders in view of delays in placing orders for..
Five Rafale jets to land in Ambala today, security tightened around air baseThe jets took off from the Merignac airbase in French port city of Bordeaux on Monday and will arrive here after covering a distance of 7,000 km with air-to-air refuelling and a single stop in the..
Rafale Landing: As India awaits arrival of 5 fighter jets, IMD predicts 'cloudy skies, rainfall' weather in AmbalaIndian Air Force has a back-up plan in case the weather conditions do not permit a timely landing of the Rafale jets in Haryana's Ambala.
IAF officer who played key role in Rafale delivery hero back home in KashmirPresently India's Air Attache in France, the native of Anantnag in Kashmir has played a key role in ensuring delivery of Rafale jets to the country. Rather, son of a retired DSP, spent all of last year..
'Rafale jets show strong India-France partnership': French envoy Emmanuel Lenain"The Rafale jets are outstanding planes. It shows the strong partnership between our two countries. They are coming with Indian pilots and technicians, trained in France and from what I understand they..
Section 144 imposed around Ambala airbase ahead of Rafale's arrival
Pictures: Midair refuelling of Rafale jets on way to India
EXCLUSIVE: Kashmir man who played a key role in Rafale's India journeyA man who was seen with India's ambassador to France is Air Commodore Hilal Ahmad Rather, who is presently India's Air Attaché to France. Hilal has studied from Sanik School and hails from the..
India's Rafale jets to have HAMMER missiles; weapon that was used in Iraq and SyriaIt was pointed out that the Rafale jets with HAMMER missiles carried out airstrikes in Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
High Five: Rafales take off, arriving tomorrowThe imminent arrival of the five Rafales, out of the 36 contracted from France in the Rs 59,000-crore deal inked in September 2016, comes two decades after IAF first demanded such fighters, and an..
We welcome Rafale aircraft, but there are issues in way contract handled: CongressThe Congress on Monday welcomed the Rafale aircraft in the country, saying the party has nothing against the fighter jet, but reiterated there were “issues in the way the contract was handled”.
'Heroes motivate me to do more': Man who designed Rafale patches wanted to become IAF pilotSaurav Chordia has designed patches for pilots who will fly Rafale fighter jets. The patches designed by him will feature on the overalls of Rafale pilots.
5 Rafale jets land safely at UAE's Al Dhafra airbase, to arrive in India on July 29The fighter aircraft were flagged off by the Indian Ambassador to France from an airbase in Merignac where he interacted with the IAF crew.
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After taking off of Rafale from France for India, Ambala with Rafale trends on TwitterFollowing the spread of news of Rafale fighter jets taking off from France for India, hashtag Ambala with Rafale started trending on Twitter on Tuesday and within a few hours, over 10,000 tweets were..
Five IAF Rafales take off for India, to reach Ambala on July 29In a long-awaited development, five Rafale fighter aircraft today took off for India from an airbase in France to join the Indian Air Force fleet in Ambala on Wednesday. The fighter aircraft were..
India to boost Rafale capabilities with HAMMER missiles under emergency orderWith the Rafales arriving in the country in the middle of a dispute with China, the Indian Air Force is further boosting the capabilities of the combat aircraft by equipping it with the HAMMER missiles..
Induction of Rafale at Ambala likely on July 29
IAF ready for long haul amid row with China, to induct 5 Rafales on July 29Ahead of the three twin-seat and two single-seat Rafales touching down at the Ambala airbase on July 29, IAF brass will brainstorm on the operational situation along the 3,488-km Line of Actual..
Top IAF brass to meet to discuss China border situation, rapid Rafale deployment this weekThe top commanders will meet this week for the two-days commanders' conference starting from July 22 where they will deliberate on a range of security issues, Indian Air Force officials told ANI.
Amid China row, India likely to get six 'fully-loaded' Rafale jets by July-endAmid the ongoing dispute with China over its aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India is likely to get around six fully-loaded Rafale fighter aircraft by July-end fitted with the..
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