Leveraging its status as a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), India is very keen on arming its Mirage 2000 aircraft with the best-in-their-class long- range meteor missiles, claims reports.
After Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman chased the F-16s of Pakistan on his MiG 21 Bison, and shot one down with his R-73 and R-77 missiles, during the dogfight on 27 February soon after IAF attacked the Balakot terror camps, the necessity to equip more of our fighter jets with long-range missiles is being felt.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi promptly went on to say, “The whole nation is feeling the need to have Rafales at the moment. Had we possessed Rafales in our inventory, the result would have been different” at an event organised soon after the unfolding of hostilities between the two countries. Read More