An architect in Punjab’s Bathinda has built a vehicle inspired by the Rafale. The jet-shaped vehicle can run at a speed of 15 to 20 kmph. The vehicle, that cost ₹ 3 lakhs to build, is painted light blue and has no roof. The vehicle has side view mirrors and is also equipped with a windshield. The architect of the vehicle, Rampal Behaniwal, said that he first had the idea when he saw the Rafale jets land in India and added that the vehicle will be displayed soon at a cultural park. Watch the full video for all the details.
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An architect from Punjab's Bathinda designed a vehicle inspired by Rafale. The jet-shaped vehicle runs at 15-20km/h speed in Bathinda's Rama Mandi. "This (vehicle) cost me about Rs 3 lakh and will be displayed in my (soon to be launched) cultural park for people, who can't afford flying so that they can fulfil their dream in some or the other way. Its name 'Punjab Rafale' is inspired from Rafale (jets)," said Rampal Behaniwal, Architect.
DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy lauded the government after HAL bagged the contract to manufacture 83 Tejas LCA. Reddy added that that will be giving a major boost to the aeronautics of the country. Calling the decision 'historical', Reddy said it will pave the way for development of new aircraft. "83 LCA order from IAF is the single largest order ever as far as the number is concerned. LCA Tejas Mark-1A aircraft is supposed to replace Mirage and Jaguar aircraft. Rafale is a different class of aircraft but LCA too has advanced technological features," he said. The Defence Ministry handed over the contract on Wednesday at Aero India air show in Bengaluru. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is likely to produce the first LCA Mark 1A aircraft by 2023. The LCA Mark 1A is the advanced version of Tejas fighter aircraft.
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A MBBS student has allegedly committed suicide in Rajasthan's Jodhpur. A final year student at MDM Hospital was found hanging from fan of his hostel room. Speaking to ANI, a police official said, "Final year student at MDM Hospital was found hanging from fan of his hostel room. Post mortem and room search will be done in presence of family member." "Investigation will be done accordingly," he added.
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was admitted to a hospital in Jodhpur on February 17 after he complained of restlessness, discomfort in knees and other ailments. Asaram Bapu is serving life imprisonment in Jodhpur Central Jail in a rape case.
Jodhpur District and Sessions Court in Rajasthan dismissed the plea of the State Government in the blackbuck poaching case. It was alleged that Bollywood actor Salman Khan had presented false affidavit in connection with Arms Act. Government's plea was earlier dismissed by the lower court. Speaking to media, Salman Khan's lawyer, Hastimal Saraswat said, "Jodhpur District and Sessions Court dismissed both the pleas of the State Government in a detailed order. We had replied in 2006 itself that no false affidavits were presented and such pleas are being furnished only to disturb Salman Khan."
On the occasion of 'International Women's Day, women officers of Indian Air Force have messages for women, who want to join IAF. These women officers, posted in different branches of IAF, urged women of the country to join the Air Force and serve the nation. Wing Commander S Dhami, who is a Helicopter Pilot, urged families to motivate and support their girls who want to wear the uniform of Air Force, because it will boost the morale of the girl to achieve the goals. Wing Commander, Shweta Batra, who is posted in Logistics branch, said that if a girl has positive attitude she can achieve anything. "Everyone should think that if they can take one step ahead, that step will open ways for them."
An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on routine training sortie carried out a precautionary landing 30 km short of Ahmedabad while returning from Kevadia on March 06. The pilot, Colonel Nambiar displayed immense situational awareness and immediately carried out a precautionary landing on a civil road at Nadiad in Kheda district. Army training Command head Lt. General Raj Shukla and Air Force South-Western Air Command Chief Air Marshal Sk Ghotia were onboard. All the passengers, crew members onboard are safe.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.
Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that India too can be aggressive if China shows aggression. While addressing a press conference in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on the sidelines of IAF and the French Air and Space Force's bilateral exercise 'Desert Knight-21', Bhadauria said, “If they (China) can be aggressive, so can we. We are fully prepared.” The IAF Chief also said that eight Rafale fighter jets have arrived in India and three will come by the end of the month. “Enough pilots are being trained. Parallel training is also being done in India. Numbers will be enough so that we can maintain cockpit to pilot ratio. By next year, the induction of the jets will conclude," he added. Exercise Desert Knight-21 is being held at Jodhpur Air Force Station from January 20 to January 24. The French are participating with Rafale, Airbus A-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), A-400M Tactical Transport aircraft and approximately 175 personnel. The IAF aircrafts participating in the exercise include Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C aircraft. The exercise marks an important milestone in the series of engagements between the two air forces. Watch the full video for more.
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The Aero India show kicked off in Karnataka’s Bengaluru today. A majestic show was underway as several aircraft flew in various formations. Three Mi-17 helicopters took part in the flypast at the inauguration. Aircraft took part in the flypast in Atmanirbhar formation at Aero India 2021. Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) System aircraft took part in fly past in Netra formation at the Aero India show in Bengaluru. Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team and Sarang helicopter team conducted aerobatic display. The teams also created a heart in the sky at Aero India show in Bengaluru. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Aero India show. He also handed over a contract of 83 LCA Tejas fighters to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Aero India show is being held in Bengaluru from February 3-5. Watch the full video for more.
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Leveraging aerospace power for India's security and stability, with blue sunny skies Air Force Station Yelahanka welcomed world to Aero India 2021. A carnival spirit drifts in as bravehearts joined to put in their best on the table. IAF's Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team and Sarang helicopters conducted aerobatic display at Aero India show. The aircrafts took part in flypast in 'AatmaNirbhar formation' at Aero India 2021. The breathtaking 'Trishul formation' by Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters witnessed during the carnival in Bengaluru. 13th edition of Aero India 2021 commenced on Feb 03. Amid the pandemic, this is the first global air show displayed at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. Aero India 2021 is centred on a theme 'conceive, indigenize, collaborate'.
Three Su-30MKIs formed 'Trinetra' as they flew past Rajpath. They split outwards and upwards, forming a 'Trishul in the Sky'. The formation was led by Group Capt AK Misra, Commanding Officer of 15 Squadron with Sqn Ldr RC Kulkarni. One Rafale with 2 Jaguar Deep penetration strike aircraft and 2 MiG-29 Air Superiority Fighters flew past Rajpath, in 'Eklavya' formation. The fighter jets flew at height of 300m and speed of 780 Km/h. The formation is led by Gp Capt Rohit Kataria, Flight Commander of 17 Squadron. Republic Day parade culminates with a single Rafale aircraft flying at a speed of 900km/hr carrying out a 'Vertical Charlie'. The aircraft is piloted by Group Capt Harkirat Singh, Shaurya Chakra, Commanding Officer of 17 Squadron with Sqn Ldr Kislaykant.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat attended 'Indo-French joint exercise Desert Knight-21' in Jodhpur on January 21. "The Indian and French air forces have been holding bilateral exercises since..
The Indian Air Force kicked off their Indo-French wargames in Jodhpur from yesterday which end on January 24. In the ongoing Indo-French wargames Desert Knight-21 exercise, four Rafale fighter jets are..