The Indian Air Force on Friday received the first two upgraded Mirage-2000 aircrafts from France under a Rs 10,000 crore deal.
After perfect developmental trial of "Astra", India test-fired its indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from here.
The Indian Air Force is planning to buy two second-hand Mirage 2000 combat aircraft to make up for the losses suffered by it in crashes earlier this year.
IAF`s frontline Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft, which were temporarily grounded following two crashes in February and March, have begun operational sorties following a detailed investigation of their systems and components.
The IAF inducted the Mirage-2000 between 1982 and 1986.
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