While speaking at the induction of five Rafale aircraft into the Indian Air Force, French Defence minister Florence Parly said India will have an edge over the entire region in defending its people with the induction of Rafale fighter jets.
She said India and France are writing a new chapter in defence ties.
Five Rafale fighter jets were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force at a ceremony at the Ambala airbase.
The Indian Air Force celebrated its 88th anniversary with a grand parade and scintillating air display at the Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. The event was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief MM Naravane and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria inspected the parade which was followed a majestic air display. The highlight of the air show this time around was the newly inducted Rafale jets which took part in the air display. The Rafale flew in the 'Vijay' formation, flanked by two Jaguars and Mirage 2000 each. It also carried out a minimum radius turn within an area smaller than a hockey field forming a figure of eight. The Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the IAF was established in 1932. Wishes poured in for the IAF from across the political spectrum with President Kovind and PM Modi leading the way. Watch the full video for all the details on the IAF Day parade 2020.
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Indian Navy successfully test fired BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on October 18. It was fired from Indian Navy's indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy in the Arabian Sea. “BrahMos as ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges, thus making the destroyer another lethal platform of Indian Navy," the defence ministry said in a statement. The Indian Air Force congratulated DRDO on the successful test firing of the supersonic cruise missile. Watch the full video for more details.
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A Chinook helicopter on Saturday took off the debris of IAF's MI-17 helicopter. The MI-17 helicopter had caught fire following a collision with an iron girder. The incident took place while landing at the helipad near Kedarnath temple back in 2018. The debris of the MI-19 helicopter was being carried to a nearby airbase. The preparations for lifting the debris has been going on for the last 15 days. Recently, IAF officers visited Kedarnath Dham and took stock of the damaged helicopter. In the incident, the pilot had suffered a minor injury and the helicopter was damaged.
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National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on September 10 and Minister of the armed forces of Florence Parly met at Hyderabad House in the national capital. Minister Florence Parly was the chief guest for Rafale induction ceremony held earlier today at Air Force Station, Ambala. The first five Rafale aircraft will be part of 17 Squadron, the "Golden Arrows".The aircraft had arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala from France on July 27, 2020. Parly said it is a great pride to see the first five Rafale jets inducted in time in the Indian Air Force despite the COVID-19 crisis.
Dassault CEO Eric Trappier said he would be happy to repeat orders for Rafale aircraft if Indian Air Force wants. Trappier was speaking during the induction ceremony of Rafale jets. On Thursday, five Rafale aircraft were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF). Meanwhile, French Defence Minister Florence Parly met National Security Advisor (NSA). Doval and Parly met at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. The French Defence Minister was invited for the induction of Rafale aircraft. Watch the full video for more details.
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While addressing at the joint press briefing on Rafale induction ceremony in Haryana's Ambala on September 10, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "I had a fruitful discussion with Madam minister (Florence Parly) today. We have decided to continue work on identified defence industrial area and military to military cooperation." "I have invited the French defence manufacturers to invest in defence corridors in India," Defence Minister added.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh awarded Raksha Mantri Trophy for Best and Second Best Command Hospitals of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) for 2019. Command Hospital (Air Force) Bengaluru and Command Hospital (Eastern Command) Kolkata were judged as best and second-best, respectively.
India is celebrating 88th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 08. Grand celebrations began at Hindon airbase in UP's Ghaziabad. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria inspected the 88th parade at airbase. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on the occasion said, "As we enter the 89th year, the IAF is undergoing a transformational change. We are entering an era which will redefine where we employ aerospace power and conduct integrated multi-domain operations." "This year has indeed been an unprecedented one. As COVID-19 spread across the globe, our nation's response was firm. The tenacity and resolve of our air warriors ensured that IAF continued to retain its capability to undertake full-scale operations throughout this period," Air Chief Marshal added. IAF was established on October 8, 1932, under colonial rule. It was given the prefix 'Royal' by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.
India is celebrating 88th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 8. Celebrations began at Hindon airbase in UP's Ghaziabad. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria inspected the 88th parade at airbase. RKS Bhadauria at Hindon airbase said, "I want to assure the nation that the Indian Air Force will evolve and be ever ready to safeguard our nation's sovereignty and interests in all circumstances." "I commend all air warriors for quick response in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers, when we deployed our combat assets at short notice to handle any eventuality and provided proactive support to all requirements of deployment and sustenance for Indian Army," Air Chief Marshal added. IAF was established on October 8, 1932, under colonial rule. It was given the prefix 'Royal' by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.
India is celebrating 88th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on October 08 at Hindon airbase in UP's Ghaziabad. IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria inspected the 88th parade at airbase. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh attended the 88th IAF celebrations. 'Nishan Toli' was led by Squadron Leader Shivangi Rajawat. IAF was established on October 8, 1932, under colonial rule. It was given the prefix 'Royal' by King George VI for its contribution during the Second World War. The prefix was later dropped in 1950 when India became a republic.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid foundation stone for Nechiphu Tunnel on road to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh via video conferencing. Defence Minister also inaugurated 44 bridges on October 12 made by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across seven States/Union Territories, via video-conferencing. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, Indian Army chief MM Naravane and MoS Dr Jitendra Singh were present on the occasion. Addressing the event, Rajnath said, "The construction of these bridges will facilitate military and civil transport in our western, northern and north-east areas." "Our armed forces personnel are deployed in large numbers in areas where transport is not available throughout the year," Defence Minister added. "Even during the lockdown period, BRO continued operations in the North-Eastern states, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. BRO continued its work ensuring that snow clearance is not delayed at remote locations," he further stated. Last week, the Defence Minister had said that the strategically important Atal Tunnel is dedicated to the armed forces protecting India's borders and those living in the remote terrains."I do not need to explain the importance of this tunnel. Its strategic importance is understood by everyone. It will ensure speedy and faster transportation of rations, weapons and other logistics. It will also help in faster deployment of personnel. Situated on the border of two nations, it is dedicated to those protecting our borders, and those who live in those areas," Singh said at the inaugural ceremony in Manali.
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