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French Minister Says Rafale Jets Induction Gives India 'Edge Over Entire Region, Symbolises Bilateral Ties'
Speaking at the ceremony at Ambala airbase where five France-made aircraft were inducted into the Indian Air Force, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said India and France are now writing a new chapter in their defence ties. She said the programme to ...
 News181 week ago
Times of India
India, France to continue work on identified defence industrial area, military cooperation: Rajnath Singh
India and France have decided to continue work on identified defence industrial area and military to military cooperation, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.
 Times of India1 week ago
Times of India
France backs India's candidacy for permanent seat in UNSC
Speaking at the induction ceremony of the first batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft at Ambala airbase, Parly said it is a stellar achievement for India and France and a new chapter is being written in the bilateral defence ties.
 Times of India1 week ago
'Induction of Rafale shows strong ties between India, France': Top quotes from Rajnath...
The induction ceremony held at the Ambala Air Force station was attended by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and other senior officials.
 Hindustan Times1 week ago
Economic Times
IAF will formally induct Rafale aircraft today as part of 17 Squadron at 10 am in Ambala
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of the Armed Forces of France Florence Parly will be the chief guests for the event. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay ...
 Economic Times1 week ago
Ahead of Induction of Rafale Jets into IAF, France Describes India as Foremost Asian Strategic Partner
French Foreign Minister Florence Parly will visit India on Thursday to attend a ceremony in Ambala to induct the first batch of five Rafale jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF).
 News181 week ago
Economic Times
Ind, France to expand cooperation in Indian Ocean
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly on Thursday held extensive talks during which they vowed to step up cooperation in the Indian Ocean, a region which is witnessing rising Chinese military posturing.It is ...
 Economic Times1 week ago
Economic Times
Five Rafale jets formally inducted into Indian Air Force in boost to India's air power
Ten Rafale jets have been delivered to India so far and five of them stayed back in France for imparting training to IAF pilots. The delivery of all 36 aircraft is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021. A second batch of four to five Rafale jets are ...
 Economic Times1 week ago
Times of India
India is a testament to the success of economic freedom: US Congressman Wilson
India, which under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surpassed the UK and France in terms of gross domestic product, is a testament to the success of economic freedom, a top American Congressman has said.
 Times of India3 weeks ago
File to Flight: Meet the Ambassadors Who Were Key to Signing of Rafale Deal and Delivery in 5 Years
A 1991-batch IFS officer, Jawed Ashraf took charge as India's envoy to France about two weeks ago on July 13.
 News181 month ago
Times of India
After taking off of Rafale from France for India, Ambala with Rafale trends on Twitter
Following the spread of news of Rafale fighter jets taking off from France for India, hashtag Ambala with Rafale started trending on Twitter on Tuesday and within a few hours, over 10,000 tweets were recorded on the social media platform.
 Times of India1 month ago
Economic Times
First batch of five Indian Air Force's Rafale jets takes off from France to India
"You can call them (Rafale) both beauty and the beast," said Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf who interacted with the IAF pilots at the Merignac airbase before they set off for India. The aircraft flew out from the airbase in the French port city of ...
 Economic Times1 month ago
NDTV
Tendulkar Congratulates Indian Air Force As Rafale Jets Arrive In India
Five Rafale fighter jets landed at Ambala on Wednesday after completing their flight from France. Akash Khanna Updated: July 30, 2020 04:17 PM IST Read Time: 2 min Sachin Tendulkar was conferred with the honorary rank of Group Captain by the Indian Air Force ...
 NDTV1 month ago
Hindustan Times
First lot of Rafale fighter jets for India flies out of France
The Rafale aircraft will cover a distance of nearly 7000 kms from France to India with air-to-air refuelling and a single stop en route in UAE. india Updated: Jul 27, 2020 13:01 IST hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi Hindustan Times, New Delhi ...
 Hindustan Times1 month ago
Rediff.com
Rafale induction sends big, bold message: Rajnath
In a clear reference to China over the tense border row in eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the induction of five French-made multirole Rafale jets into the Indian Air Force is a "big and stern" message to those eyeing India's sovereignty. IMAGE: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses media after the Rafale induction ceremony in Ambala. Photograph: @rajnathsingh/Twitter The first fleet of Rafale jets was formally inducted into the 'Golden Arrows' squadron of ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
NDTV
"Strong Message To World": Rajnath Singh On Induction Of 5 Rafale Jets
India's acquisition of Rafale jets is a "game-changer" and the induction of five jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF) today marks a "historic moment", Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said this afternoon. "Today, this induction sends a strong message to the ...
 NDTV1 week ago
Rediff.com
Rafales are here! Know about IAF's game-changer
Here's your guide to know about India's much-awaited aircraft. The Indian Air Force will formally induct the Rafale aircraft on Thursday at 10 am, at Air Force Station in Ambala. The aircraft will be part of 17 Squadron, the "Golden Arrows". The first five Indian Air Force Rafale aircraft arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala from France on July 27, 2020.   The Rafale fighter jet is powered by two M88-2 engines from SNECMA. Each engine provides a thrust of 75kN. Missiles aboard Rafale ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
Rafales to be formally inducted into IAF on Thursday
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly and India's top military brass will attend a ceremony in Ambala airbase on Thursday to formally induct five Rafale fighter jets into the Indian Air Force, officials said. Parly and Singh will hold talks in Ambala on ways to further deepen bilateral defence and security cooperation after the ceremony, they said. The French defence minister is scheduled to arrive Thursday morning and will depart late afternoon, the officials ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
Rediff.com
5 Rafale jets formally inducted into IAF
Five French-made multirole Rafale jets were inducted into the Indian Air Force on Thursday at a glittering ceremony in Ambala, in a major boost to the country's air power at a time it is engaged in an escalating border dispute with China.  IMAGE: Air display of the first batch of IAF’s Rafale fighter aircraft during its induction ceremony in Ambala. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo Using the occasion to send a signal to China over the border row in eastern Ladakh, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
Times of India
IAF formally inducts Rafale in its fleet at Ambala airbase
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday formally inducted the much talked about the fourth-generation flying machine, Rafale in its arsenal. The first batch of five aircraft was formally inducted into the IAF's inventory at an impressive ceremony held at the ...
 Times of India1 week ago
Rediff.com
Rafale jets to be formally inducted into IAF today
The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force on Thursday in Ambala air base, at a time India is engaged in an escalating border row with China in eastern Ladakh.   IMAGE: The first batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft fly out from France to India. Photograph: ANI Photo A galaxy of dignitaries including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal R K ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
Times of India
Rafale to be formally inducted into IAF today
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will formally induct the Rafale aircraft on Thursday at the air force station, Ambala. The aircraft will be part of 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”. The first five Rafale aircraft had arrived at Ambala from France on July 27 ...
 Times of India1 week ago
Times of India
Rajnath to induct Rafales into IAF on Sept 10
Defence minister Rajnath Singh will formally induct the five Rafale fighter aircraft into the Indian Air Force on September 10 at the Ambala air base. Five Rafale fighter aircraft arrived in India from France on July 29 and have started extensive training ...
 Times of India3 weeks ago
Rajnath Singh to induct Rafales on September 10
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will formally induct the five Rafale fighter aircraft into the Indian Air Force on September 10 at the Ambala air base in Haryana in a ceremony for which French Defence Minister Florence Parly would also be invited. Defence sources said that the induction ceremony would be held after the return of Rajnath from Russia where he is scheduled to attend the meeting of the defence ministers of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation from September ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
'The Chinese air force is no threat'
'Our air force can strike them with impunity.' IMAGE: An Indian Air Force fighter flies high over Ladakh.   Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar (retd) PVSM, AVSM, VM & bar, ADC retired as the Air Officer Commanding of the prestigious Western Air Command in October 2019. The air marshal has also commanded the Eastern Air Command based at Shillong and flown 42 different types of aircraft in his 38-year career in the Indian Air Force. "We need a change in focus in war -- of fighting with China ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
Economic Times
After arrival of Rafales, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh sends veiled warning to China
"I would like to add, if it is anyone who should be worried about or critical about this new capability of the Indian Air Force, it should be those who want to threaten our territorial integrity," Rajnath said. New Delhi: The arrival of five Rafale jets will ...
 Economic Times1 month ago
'Touch the sky with glory': PM Narendra Modi welcomes Rafale fighter jets with a...
‘New vision’: With a tweet in Sanskrit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Rafale fighter jets in India india Updated: Jul 29, 2020 16:28 IST Hindustan Times, New Delhi Subscribe Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter.
 Hindustan Times1 month ago
Times of India
How 'game-changer' Rafales will boost air power
India's first five Rafale fighters - 3 single-seat & 2 twin-seat - finally tore into its skies on Wednesday after a 7,000-km flight from France which included an overnight pit stop in UAE and mid-air refuelling. Dubbed as "game-changers" by the Indian Air ...
 Times of India1 month ago
Hindustan Times
Five Rafale jets enter Indian air space
The five jets touched down at the airbase amid unprecedented security; the district administration also issued a dawn-to-dusk ban on photography of any assets at the air force station under Section 144 of the criminal procedure code. india Updated: Jul 29, ...
 Hindustan Times1 month ago
NDTV
India, France Decide To Expand Cooperation In Indian Ocean Region: Report
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly on Thursday held extensive talks during which they vowed to step up cooperation in the Indian Ocean, a region which is witnessing rising Chinese military posturing. It is learnt that Mr ...
 NDTV1 week ago
India, France Decide to Expand Cooperation in Indian Ocean Region
Official sources said the two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on contemporary regional and global security issues of mutual interest.
 News181 week ago
NDTV
France Backs India's Candidacy For Permanent Seat In UNSC
French Defence Minister Florence Parly on Thursday reiterated her country's support to the candidature of India for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Speaking at the induction ceremony of the first batch of five Rafale fighter ...
 NDTV1 week ago
Times of India
Rajnath Singh to induct Rafales on Sept 10, French defence minister also invited for event
Defence minister Rajnath Singh will formally induct the five Rafale fighter aircraft into the Indian Air Force on September 10 at the Ambala air base. Five Rafale fighter aircraft arrived in India from France on July 29 and have started extensive training ...
 Times of India3 weeks ago

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