Rafale would significantly bolster India’s air defence capabilities: IAF Chief

With the first Rafale fighter jet set to arrive in India in September this year, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Monday said that the Dassault Aviation manufactured aircrafts would increase India’s air defence deterrence levels “manifold”.

In September 2016, India signed a deal with the French government and Dassault Aviation to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets to meet urgent requirements. The Indian Air Force rates the Rafale much higher than the Su-30MKIs in terms of capabilities, and has been making a case for the increased number of Rafale type multi-role fighters, said reports.

“When the Rafale comes in, the deterrence of our air defence will increase manifold,and they (Pakistan) will not come anywhere near the Line of Control (LoC) or the border Read More

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