Rafale: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Rafale to join fleet of IAF

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 ..

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 ..

India receives first Rafale Jet from France for Indian Air Force

Defence Minister received the first Rafale jet built for Indian Air Force (IAF) in France. The full first batch of jets will arrive in India only in May 2020. Key Facts: The word Rafale is a French word meaning gust of wind. It will boost India?s air dominance exponentially to ensure peace and security in ..

Modernization of the Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air warfare wing of the Indian Armed Forces. By virtue of the size of its personnel (140,000+) and aircraft assets (nearly 1800), it ranks as the fourth largest amongst all the air forces of the world (only the airforces of United States, China, and Russia are larger). The ..

India launches new search for Fighter Aircrafts

The Indian Air Force has launched a new search for fighter planes. The deal, which is estimated to be worth USD 15 billion for 114 aircraft, is currently the largest aircraft deal of this size in the world. It has attracted the attention of various major defense corporations in the world like the Lockheed Martin ..