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Five Rafale jets join IAF’s ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron
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Five Rafale jets join IAF’s ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron

September 10, 2020

New Delhi: Five French-made multirole Rafales were inducted this morning into the Indian Air Force’s “Golden Arrows” Squadron at the Ambala Air Force Station, the country’s oldest Air Force base built in 1919.  A Rafale fighter jet flew above the airbase as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly watched it from…

The Tejas man from Mysuru
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The Tejas man from Mysuru

August 21, 2020

Receives commendation letter from IAF for scripting a new chapter for indigenous manufacturing of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft By M.T. Yogesh Kumar Mysore/Mysuru: The Indian Air Force (IAF) recently moved some of its Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) from their home base in Sulur in Tamil Nadu to the western sector to strengthen its operational…

Rafales make Indian Air Force fierce
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Rafales make Indian Air Force fierce

July 30, 2020

Ambala (Haryana): The five Rafale fighter jets that landed in Ambala Air Base last afternoon will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still…

Rafales land
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Rafales land

July 29, 2020

Ambala (Haryana): The first five of a batch of French Rafale fighter jets arrived at Haryana’s Ambala Air Base this afternoon after covering a distance of nearly 7,000 kms to join the Indian Air Force fleet. The Rafale fleet comprises three single-seater and two twin-seater aircraft, an IAF official said. Chief of Air Staff R.K.S….

First combat-worthy Tejas takes to skies
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First combat-worthy Tejas takes to skies

March 19, 2020

Air Commodore Kalianda A. Muthana flies indigenous fighter plane for 40 minutes Bengaluru: The first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas in Final Operational Clearance (FOC)-Standard (SP-21) took to the skies for its maiden flight in Bengaluru on Tuesday last, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said.  Piloted by Air Commodore Kalianda Appaya Muthana (Retd.), Chief Test…

IAF chopper to join efforts in dousing blaze at Tiger Reserves
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IAF chopper to join efforts in dousing blaze at Tiger Reserves

March 5, 2020

Chopper with ‘bambi bucket’ to arrive from Coimbatore Air Base within 30 minutes Mysuru/Mysore: The Forest Department that has geared up to tackle forest fires this summer has received a shot in the arm with the Indian Air Force (IAF) agreeing to assist the Department by deploying a chopper to douse fires at Bandipur Tiger…

Apache, Chinook helicopters to debut at Delhi R-Day Parade
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Apache, Chinook helicopters to debut at Delhi R-Day Parade

January 25, 2020

New Delhi: On 71st Republic Day, newly-inducted stealth attack helicopter ‘Apache’ and transport helicopter ‘Chinook’ will take part in the Republic Day flypast for the first time at the Republic Day Parade flypast to be held at the nation’s capital. A model of Rafale jet will be showcased as part of the Indian Air Force…

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