The Indian Air Force is in the process of inducting additional Su-30 MKI and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) which would augment the operational strength of the IAF.
Further, the delivery of the 36 Dassault Rafale which are under negotiations with France, would be in time-frame that would be compatible with the operational requirement of IAF, Defence minister Manohar Parrikar told the Indian parliament yesterday.
As per the India-France Joint Statement issued by the two countries during the Prime Minister’s visit to France, Government of India conveyed to the Government of France that in view of the critical operational necessity for Multirole Combat Aircraft for IAF, Government of India would like to acquire (36) Rafale jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible..
A Negotiating Team has been constituted to negotiate the terms and conditions of the procurement of 36 Rafale jets and recommend a draft agreement. The meetings of the Indian Negotiating team with the French side have commenced.
A plan to upgrade Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI aircraft to the “Super Sukhoi” configuration may be delayed owing to unresolved issues with the Su-30MKI aircraft. Russias Rosoboronexport and Irkut Corp
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has down-played claims of 'victory' over the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the recent Indo-UK air exercise held in Lincolnshire, UK even as RAF. “There are no classic wins and losses as no weapons are fired as per their actual capability,” an IAF release said Monday ending speculation that IAF Su-30MKI fighter jets outsmarted RAFs Eurofighter typhoon at the recently held Indo-UK bilateral exercise, ‘Indradhanush
India will soon get another air base capable of operating all aircraft in the inventory of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at West Bengals Panagarh. The World War II era airbase has a refurbished runway and is set to become a second hub for IAFs C-130J Super Hercules aircraft fleet
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