“I am happy to note that many of the latest equipment currently deployed by the Indian Armed Forces have been provided to Mauritius,” Parrikar.
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As India’s purchasing power and geopolitical influence increases, Pakistan risks increasing global isolation when it comes to purchase of high-tech defence items, an American think-tank has said.
IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said the recently signed contract for 36 fighters was better than other such deals and offers that India received.The 7.878 billion Euros (Rs 59,000 crore) deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets was signed on September 23. The new planes will give a big boost to IAF’s defence and strike power.
In a landmark development for the Indian Private Defence sector, Reliance Group led by Anil D Ambani has entered into a Strategic Partnership with Dassault Aviation of France (Rafale) to execute the largest Defence Offset contract worth up to Rs. 30,000 Cr.
The high speed interceptor boats deployed by the Indian Coast Guard for intercepting the Pakistani boat and capturing a dozen odd crew members, were built by Larsen and Toubro Limited at its Hazira shipyard. L&T has already delivered 28 interceptor boats and these are put in operations by the ICG. Order for 54 interceptor boats was placed by ICG on the company. The Pakistani boat along with 9 crew members was caught by ICG off the Gujarat coast on October 2nd.
‘Tigers’ the first squadron of Indian Air Force, successfully fired the recently acquired long range ‘Beyond Visual Range’ Air-to-Air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from Mirage-2000 Upgrade aircraft. The missile achieved a Direct Hit on a target which was much smaller than an actual aircraft and flying at low altitude. The target was destroyed on missile impact
With the deal for 36 Rafale jets in kitty, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier today said the French company is game for the ‘Make in India’ initiative and open to manufacturing the fighter aircraft in India if the plane is shortlisted for a bigger order
Rafale is an exceptional fighter and has everything to qualify as fifth generation aircraft minus the stealth. Its radar and BVR capabilities are the best in the world (so experts call it a 4.5 generation). Rafale was chosen after lot of indepth studies and testing by the IAF that included Swedish Grippen, American F16 and F18, Russian MiG35, Eurofighter Typhoon and French Rafale.
If India has not bought a single piece of artillery for over 28 years, the story is as dismal for the fleet of combat jets. No new fighter planes have been procured by the Indian Air Force (IAF) since the beginning of this century. That long wait for a new fighter plane to replace the ageing Mig-21s and beef up the depleting combat fleet, about to get over on Friday