Tag: France

IAF to raise 2nd Rafale Squadron, 3 Rafales arriving shortly & PAF decided to remain awake tonight

Three Rafale jets took off from the Bordeaux–Mérignac airbase in France on Wednesday and will reach India tonight, taking the total number of Rafales in the Indian Air Force inventory to 21...

Egypt gives repeat order of 30 Rafale fighters takes total to 54

Egypt's military has confirmed it ordered 30 Rafale jets from French defence firm Dassault Aviation to shore up "national security".The order, which follows the 2015 purchase of 24 Rafale jets, will be...

France test-fires new M51.2 submarine-launched ICBM

The French Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday the successful firing of an M51.2 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), the latest version of the weapon that underpins Paris’ nuclear deterrent. However, some questions about the...

Indo-French Navies began Varuna naval drills

The Indian and French navies will hold a three-day mega wargame in the Arabian Sea beginning Sunday that will feature complex naval operations like advanced air defence and anti-submarine drills. The 19th edition...

Fearing Indian Rafale fighter, China and Pakistan change their defence posture

With the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Rafale fighter successfully test-firing the 60km range Hammer air-to-ground modular weapon in March, the air defence posture of both China and Pakistan has changed in the wake of...

The fifth batch of Rafale fighters lands in India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday said the fifth batch of the Rafale aircraft arrived in India after flying a distance of almost 8,000 km from France. The IAF...

4 more Rafales coming to India, North East will be getting the first Rafale Squadron

New Delhi: While the training of Indian Air Force pilots and maintenance crew for the Rafale aircraft in France came to an end Wednesday, the second squadron of the fighter will be operationalised...

India and France discuss sales of additional Rafale fighters and Scorpene Submarines

On Friday, French foreign minister Jean Yves le Drian left India after a three-day visit to India which covered a wide range of bilateral and multilateral subjects. The visit, third of a...
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