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India had signed an inter-governmental deal with France to buy 36 of these fighter jets at a cost of ₹59,000 crore in September 2016.
Published on Jun 19, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India ordered 36 warplanes from France (equivalent of two squadrons) in 2016 for Rs.59,000 crore under a government-to-government deal.
Briefing PM Modi about IAF's preparedness, Bhadauria said the IAF has ordered its entire heavy lift fleet and a substantial number of medium lift fleets to be prepared round the clock.
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 04:20 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The A330 refuellers of France and UAE air force have been used to ferry as many as 17 Rafale omni-role fighters to India from Merignac-Bordeaux air base since July 2020. Another seven fighters are due to arrive in India in May
The chief of air staff said his force is also looking at using artificial intelligence in areas of data and intelligence fusion, maintenance as well as in its decision support system.
Published on Apr 05, 2021 08:07 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi
The IAF contingent arrived in Colombo on February 27. The Suryakiran Aerobatic Team had taken part in the SLAF’s golden jubilee celebrations two decades ago.
The exchange of aircraft took place in Dhaka during the four day trip of Bhadauria to Bangladesh
Published on Feb 27, 2021 03:05 PM IST
ANI | , Dhaka
On row with China, the IAF chief RKS Bhadauria says: "If we have to be a strong military power, it has to be on indigenous defence capability. And that is our focus."
This statement comes after defence forces received an overall hike of around 7.4% over last year as ₹3.62 lakh crore were provided to them excluding pensions amid the China military standoff.
Published on Feb 04, 2021 10:45 AM IST
"To build indigenous capability, the government has introduced multiple reforms and policy changes which encourage partners to collaborate on creating next-generation technologies and platforms under make in India program," Bhadauria said
Published on Feb 03, 2021 05:54 PM IST