By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:14 AM IST
The Rafales, based in Ambala, are understood to be practising night flying in the mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh so that the Golden Arrows squadron, with its Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missiles and SCALP air-to-ground standoff weapons will be ready if the situation deteriorates on the LAC.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 03:41 PM IST
The new Rafale — the first imported jets to be inducted into the IAF in 23 years after the Russian Sukhoi-30 jets entered service in June 1997 — will significantly enhance the offensive capabilities of the IAF.
By Rahul Singh | Posted by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The two-leg flight will involve the Rafales covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km. The five fighters landed safely at Al Dhafra after a seven-hour flight from France on Monday evening.
By Asian News International | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 01:17 AM IST
The Rafales will be armed with Meteor air-to-air missiles which have the capability of shooting down enemy planes at strikes ranges upto 150 kms.
By Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, Yelahanka (Karnataka)
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 12:13 AM IST
Interacting with reporters on the opening day of Aero India 2019, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said the current order for 36 planes was not enough for the plane maker to set up a production line or manufacture Rafale parts in India.