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Five Rafale fighter jets, built by Dassault Aviation of France, arrive at Ambala airbase

The first batch of the Rafale fighter jets has landed at the Ambala Air Base Station and was greeted with a special water cannon salute. This is the first western combat aircraft to join the Indian Air Force 23 years after the Sukhoi aircraft were imported. Highlights The French-manufactured Rafale multi-role combat jets covered a ..

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Second draft of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 placed in public domain for suggestions

The second draft of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), titled as ‘Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020’ has been uploaded by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, for inviting suggestions and comments from the various stakeholders and general public. Background The first draft of the DPP was published in April 2020 and then the deadline for ..

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First Batch of Rafale Jets Leave from France, to be inducted into IAF on 29th July

The first batch of the Rafale Aircraft has been sent from France and these five aircraft will be the first instalment of the 36 planes bought by India from France in Rs 59000 crores inter-governmental deal in 2016. These fighter jets will reach India after crossing a distance of nearly 7000 km from France to ..

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari Appointed new Commander-in-Chief of Western Air Command

Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari has been appointed as the new commander-in-chief of the Western Air Command (WAC) of the Indian Air Force. This is tasked with the administration of the aerial defence of the sensitive Ladakh sector as well as various parts of North India. Air Marshal Chaudhari is slated to take charge of ..

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Russia to get Frigates with Hypersonic Weapons by 2025-26

The Russian Navy is going to get two Project 22350 frigates – Admiral Yumashev and Admiral Spiridonov – equipped with hypersonic weapons by 2025-26. The ships are being built by the United Shipbuilding Corporation of Russia. These two proposed frigates were laid down in St Petersburg on July 20 and during the official ceremony itself, ..

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