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IAF LCA Tejas to have a special pilot; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to fly in the fighter in Bengaluru

Tejas, designed and developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Aeronautical Development Agency, is India's home-grown single-engine multirole light fighter to replace the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Bison aircraft. Tejas, the soon-to-be-inducted French Rafale and Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs will be the backbone of IAF for the next several years.

Sep 17, 2019, 14:12 PM IST

DNA: Non Stop News, 10th September 2019

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Sep 10, 2019, 22:14 PM IST

IAF resurrects No.17 'Golden Arrows' Squadron, the new home of Rafale jets

With the IAF retiring MiG-21 variants, the Golden Arrows was number plated (decommissioned) in 2006. But now the squadron will fly the latest fighter in IAF's arsenal - the 4++ Generation French Rafale combat aircraft.

Sep 10, 2019, 17:32 PM IST

Rafale to join IAF's No. 17 'Golden Arrows' Squadron, commanded by ACM BS Dhanoa during Kargil War

The No. 17 'Golden Arrows' Squadron, based in Haryana's Ambala air base, will be resurrected for the Rafale fighters. IAF will be receiving the first Rafale jet in France on September 20, 2019.

Sep 10, 2019, 14:03 PM IST

Pakistan Air Force to buy 36 retired Mirage V jets from Egypt as IAF gets ready to deploy Rafale

Mirage-V is a jet which is not even a match for the Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000, the combat aircraft used to bomb terror camps in Balakot in February 2019. Moreover, India will soon have the French Dassault Rafale, one of the most advanced and versatile multirole combat aircraft in the world, in its arsenal.

Sep 09, 2019, 11:57 AM IST

IAF to get its first Rafale fighter aircraft on September 20

Rafale is set to handover its first fighter jet built for the Indian Air Force. Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be in France on September 20 to receive the first Rafale jet manufactured for the Indian Air Force.

Aug 22, 2019, 10:48 AM IST

Rajnath Singh, Air Chief Dhanoa to receive first Rafale jet in September

Rajnath Singh and IAF Chief Dhanoa will receive the first aircraft from the French authorities near the plane manufacturing plant in Bordeaux.

Aug 22, 2019, 08:09 AM IST

Combination of Su-30MKI and Rafale potent enough to defeat all enemies: Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the combination of Su-30MKI and Rafale will be potent enough to tackle all adversaries, including Pakistan.

Jul 11, 2019, 20:21 PM IST

Deshhit: 1,325 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions

Permissions on Android apps are intended to be gatekeepers for how much data your device gives up. If you don't want a flashlight app to be able to read through your call logs, you should be able to deny that access.

Jul 10, 2019, 21:52 PM IST

IAF fighter pilot 'balances' Sukhoi Su-30 MKI jet on his fingertip during Garuda VI exercise in France

An IAF pilot in a Su-30 MKI seems to be balancing another fighter jet on his fingertip while the two aircraft fly across the French airspace above the Mont-de-Marsan Air Base.

Jul 09, 2019, 14:37 PM IST

IAF, French Air Force fighter pilots take selfies while flying Rafale, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI jets

The IAF and French Armée de l'Air tweeted photos of the pilots in the Rafale and Su-30 MKI aircraft during the exercise.

Jul 08, 2019, 12:39 PM IST

Pigeons pose threat to fighter jets at IAF's future Rafale base

A complaint has been registered by the IAF officials with the local administration as these pigeons have grown up in the vicinity of the air base.

Jul 07, 2019, 08:10 AM IST

Russia offers more Sukhoi Su-35S fighters, which can detect F-35 stealth jets, to China

The +9 g capable Su-35S is a supermanoeuvrable fighter with thrust vectoring engines. Russia claims the Su-35S jet is a quantum leap from Sukhoi’s Su-27 fighter and is just behind the 5th Generation Su-57 stealth aircraft, which the Russian Air Force has started to deploy, in terms of technology.

Jun 28, 2019, 14:28 PM IST

Rafale's capabilities are twice that of Mirage 2000: Air Marshal R Nambiar

The first of the 36 Rafale aircraft India is buying from France is expected to be handed over to the Indian Air Force in September this year. 

Jun 25, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

IAF chief's squadron to be the first Rafale combat aircraft unit

The first Rafale is expected to be handed over to the Indian Air Force in September 2019 but it would be required to undergo intensive 1,500 hours of testing to validate the India Specific Enhancements on it. 

May 29, 2019, 18:05 PM IST

Rafale deal: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on review petitions

While Attorney General KK Venugopal sought four weeks time to file reply on the review, the top court has asked for the reply by Saturday (May 4) and set a Monday (May 6) date for hearing.

Apr 30, 2019, 14:45 PM IST

IAF says Rafale jets would have further hurt Pakistan in dogfight vs F-16s

"The results would have been further skewed in our favour had we inducted our Rafale aircraft in time."

Apr 15, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

Why a village in Chhattisgarh wants to change its name due to Rafale row

Residents of Rafel village in Chhattisgarh say that people from other villagers poke fun due to the controversy over the fighter jet.

Apr 15, 2019, 15:16 PM IST

Mayawati accuses Cong, BJP of corruption in Bofors and Rafale

BSP chief Mayawati Sunday accused the BJP and the Congress of "corruption" in defence deals, and of misusing the CBI and ED to "drag" Opposition parties into false cases.

Apr 15, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

SC schedule to hear contempt plea of Lekhi against Rahul Gandhi

BJP on Friday moved the Supreme Court (SC) against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on April 15.

Apr 15, 2019, 08:42 AM IST