• 26 February, 2024
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IAF’s Fighter Squadron Drawdown And The Mitigation Plan

“While, IAF has plans to steadily induct locally made fighter jets like Tejas Mk1, Mk2, and AMCA, the need for 114 jets under Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) will remain, due…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

Decoding US Presence At Aero India 2023: Business Or Signalling

Introduction The 14th edition of the five-day Aero India 2023, the biggest air show in Asia concluded on February 17, 2023. The grand event showcased the strides India is making…

By Air Marshal Anil Khosla (Retd)

India’s MRFA Program: Seeking To Conquer The Skies!

The looming spectre of a collusive, two-front war with China and Pakistan, has necessitated the Indian Armed Forces to plan and carry out quantitative/qualitative right-sizing of their equipment profile to…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Rafale or F/A-18 ‘Super Hornet’: Who Will Board India’s Vikrant?

India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC)-1, christened INS Vikrant (in honour of the 50th anniversary of participation of its similarly named predecessor in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan conflict), was launched in August…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

PM Modi, French President Macron discuss bilateral as well as global issues

Paris, May 5 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met French President Emmanuel Macron here and the two leaders discussed at length about bilateral as well as global issues and agreed…

Asia’s militaries hunt for smart buys amid COVID funding crunch

By Gerry Doyle (Reuters) - Countries throughout Asia are climbing out from under the economic rubble of COVID-19 and looking for cost-effective ways to upgrade their militaries, defence companies said…

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh & his French counterpart Ms Florence Parly hold 3rd Annual Defence Dialogue in New Delhi

The third Annual Defence Dialogue between India and France took place between Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh and French Minister for Armed Forces Ms Florence Parly in New Delhi on…

UAE defence ministry says French warplanes not a substitute for U.S. jets

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates defence ministry said its purchase of French Rafale fighter jets would complement its planned deal to buy American F-35 warplanes, which has slowed…

UAE and France sign deal for 80 Rafale fighter jets

DUBAI (Reuters) - France and the United Arab Emirates confirmed on Friday that they had signed deal on the supply of 80 Rafale warplanes, manufactured by French company Dassault Aviation.…

UAE to sign major deals during French president’s visit – Emirati official

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates and France will sign major contracts when President Emmanuel Macron visits Dubai on Dec. 3 , a senior Emirati official…

France seals previously-announced Rafale fighter jet deal with Croatia

ZAGREB (Reuters) - France formally signed on Thursday a previously-announced Dassault Aviation Rafale fighter jet contract with Croatia. Reuters TV broadcast images of French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly signing…

Post-AUKUS, France turns to Indonesia, eyes Rafale jet sale

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France will try to cement deeper ties in the Indo-Pacific region when its foreign minister arrives in Indonesia on Tuesday as it counters the…