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IAF to bolster fighter fleet with 24 second-hand Mirages

IAF’s 35-year old Mirage fleet, which performed exceptionally during the 2019 Balakot operation, is undergoing a mid-life upgrade, the people said – with the trigger for the acquisition of the second-hand aircraft being the immediate need for 300 critical spares.
Out of the 24 Mirage fighters, 13 are in complete condition with engine and airframe intact with eight of them ready to fly after servicing. (File Photo)
Out of the 24 Mirage fighters, 13 are in complete condition with engine and airframe intact with eight of them ready to fly after servicing. (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 12:03 PM IST
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ByShishir Gupta, New Delhi

Development is a mirage in CM’s ancestral village Mehraj

On January 29 last year, Capt Amarinder had visited the village and announced development projects worth 28 crore to upgrade infrastructure and basic civic amenities in areas falling under the Mehraj nagar panchayat. Till now the government has released 4.64 crore for the purpose.
In the absence of desilting of sewage lines at Bathinda's Mehraj, ancestral place of Punjab CM, streets in low-lying area overflow with wastewater.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
In the absence of desilting of sewage lines at Bathinda's Mehraj, ancestral place of Punjab CM, streets in low-lying area overflow with wastewater.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Published on Mar 17, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda | ByVishal Joshi

Indian Air Force shares Hindi poem trolling Pakistan on cross border air strike

The poem in Hindi, in the beginning, says that a fighter whose name is ‘Mrigmarichika’ (Mirage) had to cross over the boundaries as someone had crossed all the limits.
The poem in Hindi, in the beginning, says that a fighter whose name is ‘Mrigmarichika’ (Mirage) had to cross over the boundaries as someone had crossed all the limits.(IAF/Twitter)
The poem in Hindi, in the beginning, says that a fighter whose name is ‘Mrigmarichika’ (Mirage) had to cross over the boundaries as someone had crossed all the limits.(IAF/Twitter)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 02:20 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Mirage 2000 ‘natural choice’ for air strikes at Jaish camp across LoC

The Mirage 2000s, the officials said, struck their target with Israeli-origin SPICE 2000 bombs from a stand-off distance, which wasn’t immediately known.
The French-origin Mirage 2000s carried out the predawn air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on Tuesday(AP)
The French-origin Mirage 2000s carried out the predawn air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on Tuesday(AP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | ByRahul Singh

Mirage 2000, Sukhoi-30s, AWACS part of IAF’s operation on JeM camp in Balakot

The Indian Air Force struck at Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest terrorist training camp at Balakot, using 12 Mirage 2000 aircraft supported by a fleet of Sukhoi 30 jets, a mid-air refueller and two Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), official sources said.
File picture a Mirage 2000 fighter jet releases bombs during the IAF exercise named
File picture a Mirage 2000 fighter jet releases bombs during the IAF exercise named "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran in Rajasthan.(PTI photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 08:28 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India strikes terror camps: Mirage 2000 used to carry out first strike inside Pakistan after 1971 war

Strike by the Indian Air Force on terror camps in Balakot deep across the Line of Control on Tuesday was the first air operation by India inside Pakistan since 1971
The Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 touches down on Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh(File photo)
The Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 touches down on Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh(File photo)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 05:07 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

What makes Mirage 2000 jet with laser-guided bombs a dangerous foe

Mirage 2000 that dropped laser-guided bombs at terror camps deep across the Line of Control was upgraded in 2015.
Indian Air Force fighter jet Mirage 2000 was upgraded in 2015 enhancing its striking capability using laser-guided targeting system.(PTI)
Indian Air Force fighter jet Mirage 2000 was upgraded in 2015 enhancing its striking capability using laser-guided targeting system.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 05:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘My son loved to fly Mirage 2000’, says father of IAF officer killed in crash in Bengaluru

Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and his co-pilot Siddharth Negi were killed after their Mirage 2000 aircraft crashed in Bengaluru on February 1, 2019 while on a test sortie.
Squadron leader Samir Abrol’s family said that though he had flown several aircraft such as Sukhoi-30, Tejas, Hawks and Jaguars, but the Mirage 2000 was special to him.(HT Photo)
Squadron leader Samir Abrol’s family said that though he had flown several aircraft such as Sukhoi-30, Tejas, Hawks and Jaguars, but the Mirage 2000 was special to him.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2019 01:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Two IAF pilots killed in Mirage 2000 jet crash

First inducted into IAF in 1984, Friday’s crash was the 11th accident involving the Mirage 2000 fleet. The IAF is now left with 48 Mirage 2000 fighters.
Smoke billows from the wreckage of a Mirage 2000 aircraft which crashed in Bengaluru Friday morning.(ANI)
Smoke billows from the wreckage of a Mirage 2000 aircraft which crashed in Bengaluru Friday morning.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 11:21 PM IST
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Bengaluru/New Delhi | ByVikram Gopal and Rahul Singh
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