Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

Frontline Indian Air Force base in Hasimara in West Bengal is likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron, informed sources said on Friday. The first squadron is likely to be based at the Sarsawa base in Uttar Pradesh. One more base for the third squadron remains to be identified. Each of … Read more Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

ISIS planned to attack DISNEYLAND, Champs-Elysees Christmas market, a Metro station, cafes and a police HQ NEXT WEEK, cops reveal

ISIS fanatics were planning to target Disneyland and a Christmas market on the Champs-Elysees during a new attack on Paris next week, police have revealed. Jihadists were plotting to strike on December 1 and had also researched sites including a police headquarters, Metro station and city centre cafes. Seven suspects were arrested in police raids … Read more ISIS planned to attack DISNEYLAND, Champs-Elysees Christmas market, a Metro station, cafes and a police HQ NEXT WEEK, cops reveal

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers – as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force(IAF) officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India – which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases … Read more Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India launches race to build fighter jet

India has kick-started a race to supply fighter jets for its air force in what could be among the world’s most lucrative military aerospace contracts, with international defence companies lining up to pitch for as much as $10bn worth of business. ompanies worldwide have received letters in the past few days from the Indian government … Read more India launches race to build fighter jet

Paris attacker was my leader: IS recruit from India

Islamic State group’s operative from Tamil Nadu Subahani Haja Moideen , who fought alongside IS fighters in Iraq, has disclosed that one of the attackers in the Paris strikes last year , which left around 130 people dead, was his “group leader”. Moideen, labelled the most “battle-hardened” IS recruit from India so far, had travelled from Chennai … Read more Paris attacker was my leader: IS recruit from India

Fashion Line dedicated to Indian Army in Paris

Among all the sartorial razzmatazz, the upcoming edition of the French European Indian Fashion Week (FEIFW) will witness a special line dedicated to the Indian Army. To be held from October 21-23 in Paris, FEIFW will salute the spirit of Indian soldiers through the move. “We are going to show a collection dedicated to the … Read more Fashion Line dedicated to Indian Army in Paris

Indian Air Force would like to induct more Rafale fighter jets: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

The Indian Air Force (IAF) would like to induct more Rafale fighter planes, but any decision on this would be taken in the future depending on desirability, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Tuesday. “We would like to have more (Rafales) but it is a decision which will be taken in the near future, … Read more Indian Air Force would like to induct more Rafale fighter jets: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

Reliance Group forms Joint Venture with Dassault for Rafale Jets

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s ambitions in the defence equipment space received a fillip with the announcement of a joint venture, Dassault Reliance Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, with French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation SA that is in line to benefit from a Rs24,500 crore seven-year offset deal. In September, India inked a deal to buy 36 … Read more Reliance Group forms Joint Venture with Dassault for Rafale Jets

No need for 36-month wait? Parrikar says India may get Rafale Jets much Sooner

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that India may get Rafale fighter aircraft from France earlier than the agreed-upon 36 months. “As per terms of the deal it is 36 months (during which the delivery has to start), but it may come slightly earlier. We have requested them to (deliver it) as fast as … Read more No need for 36-month wait? Parrikar says India may get Rafale Jets much Sooner

Pak Army in Damage Control Mode: Flies International Media to LoC to ‘prove’ no Surgical Strikes conducted by India

In a major damage-control exercise, the Pakistani army yesterday flew international and local media to the Line of Control (LoC) to ‘prove’ India didn’t conduct any surgical strikes across it in Pakistan, local and other international media reported today. In fact, French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) called the ferrying of journalists by air “a … Read more Pak Army in Damage Control Mode: Flies International Media to LoC to ‘prove’ no Surgical Strikes conducted by India

Heavy price of India-Pak Nuclear War: 21 Million may die, half of Ozone layer will vanish

If India and Pakistan fought a war detonating 100 nuclear warheads (around half of their combined arsenal), each equivalent to a 15-kiloton Hiroshima bomb, more than 21 million people will be directly killed, about half the world’s protective ozone layer would be destroyed, and a “nuclear winter” would cripple the monsoons and agriculture worldwide. As … Read more Heavy price of India-Pak Nuclear War: 21 Million may die, half of Ozone layer will vanish

Rafale to give Indian Air Force combat edge over Pakistan’s F-16s

It’s finally jet, set and go for the IAF after an agonising wait of 16 years since it first demanded new multi-role fighters. India and France on Friday inked a 7.87 billion euro deal for 36 Rafale fighters, which with their state of the art 150-km range Meteor air-to-air missiles will have a clear combat … Read more Rafale to give Indian Air Force combat edge over Pakistan’s F-16s

Scorpene leak happened at DCNS office in France., not India: Navy chief

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Saturday that a high-level committee has been set up which is inquiring into the Scorpene Leak on the Indian side, adding that preliminary investigations show that the leak did not happen in India, but at the DCNS office in France. Speaking at the launch of Indian Navy’s guided … Read more Scorpene leak happened at DCNS office in France., not India: Navy chief

IAF’s Rafales will come equipped with the Meteor, World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile

As India and France get set to sign a Euro 7.87 billion contract for 36 French Rafale fighters, details are emerging on a previously undisclosed part of the deal, which will see India acquiring the Meteor, arguably the World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile . Sources tracking the final negotiations have confirmed that the IAF’s Rafales … Read more IAF’s Rafales will come equipped with the Meteor, World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile