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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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.
Observing that the Indian military faces greater challenges than any other military in the world, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday said there is a need to study transformational concepts and to be prepared for threats for military primary arising from China and Pakistan. In his keynote address during a national webinar on "Transformation: Imperatives for Indian Armed Forces" organised by the College of Defence Management (CDM), Secunderabad, Rawat said that India is facing complex security and a challenging environment. "Some important steps that we need to take, include-- defining the national security strategy, higher defence strategic guidance, structural reforms in higher defence and operational organisations," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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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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Four French Rafale fighter jets landed in Jodhpur for exercise Desert Knight-21. The jets landed in Jodhpur after flying directly for around four hours from the Djibouti airbase using their A-330 multirole tanker transport aircraft which also landed there. The Indian Air Force (IAF) kick started the first major international wargames involving its Rafale fighter jets in Jodhpur on January 20 with their French counterparts. 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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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."
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..
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..