Rafale Fighter Jets: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Defence Canteens ban import of finished goods

Published: October 24, 2020

The Government controlled Canteen Stores Department that operates canteens of defence forces are to ban the imported items. This is applicable to all the Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Liquor, consumer durables and footwear. Highlights Out of 5,500 items sold by the Canteen Store Department, more than 420 are imported. This data was provided by ..

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Rafale to join fleet of IAF

Published: August 28, 2020

First Five Rafale aircraft is all set to join the fleet of IAF (Indian Air Force) at the Ambala Air Base on 10th September this year. The induction ceremony will be graced by Florence Parly, the French counterpart of Rajnath Singh, Indian Defence Minister. Background The country is already running short of 300 fighter aircraft ..

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

Published: July 31, 2020

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

Published: July 27, 2020

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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Rafale Jets Tail Numbers to honour Ex IAF Chief

Published: December 9, 2019

The Indian Rafale Fighter Jets are to fly with tail sign BS. BS stands for retired Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa. The tail number initials are unique. Tail Number The Tail number is an identification number on an aircraft. Every aircraft flying in the country is provided with the tail number. The tail numbers are allocated ..

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