Fighter jets

Pakistani fighter pilots received training on Rafale jets? No, says French envoy

American aviation industry website ainonline.com reported that the first batch of pilots trained on the Rafale fighter jet for Qatar in November 2017 were Pakistani exchange officers.

published on : 11th April 2019

US count finds none of Pakistan's F-16s missing, contradicts India's claim of shooting down fighter jet: Report

The finding by the US on the ground in Pakistan 'directly contradicts' India's claim that its air force shot down an F-16 fighter jet during an aerial dogfight on February 27.

published on : 5th April 2019

China's fighter jets to take part in Pakistan's National Day parade 

The J-10 fighter jets of the People's Liberation Army Air Force's Bayi Aerobatic Team arrived in Pakistan on Saturday in preparation for a flight performance there.

published on : 18th March 2019

WC Abhinandan-piloted MiG-21 Bison shot down Pak F-16; have electronic evidence: MEA

It also said evidence on the use of F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan is there in the form of parts of AMRAAM missile recovered from the site, which is carried only by F-16 aircraft of the PAF.

published on : 9th March 2019

Indo-Pak standoff: US very closely following reports of F-16 misuse by PAF

'We've seen those reports and we're following that issue very closely,' US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino told reporters at his biweekly news conference on Tuesday.

published on : 6th March 2019

India will have 'all options' available in case another Pulwama-like attack happens: Officials

Sources also said that India has shared with the US the evidence of use of F16 jet by Pakistan during retaliatory aerial combat and was confident that the US is investigating the matter.

published on : 5th March 2019

IAF chief BS Dhanoa​ says MiG-21 Bison capable enough to take on enemy jets

BS Dhanoa said the MiG-21 Bison has been upgraded and has better radar, air-to-air missiles and better weapons system.

published on : 4th March 2019

Air strikes send a strong message to Pakistan

'IAF brings in an element of surprise as Pakistan would have been prepared for land-based surgical strikes by army, which was conducted on them on September 28, 2016.'

published on : 27th February 2019

Australia asks India, Pakistan to 'exercise restraint' & engage in dialogue

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne's statement came hours after Indian fighter jets struck Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)'s biggest terror camp in Pakistan in a pre-dawn attack.

published on : 26th February 2019

Payback for Pulwama: India takes out '350 terrorists' in Balakot

The pre-dawn operation saw 1000 kg bombs being dropped to target the camp that the foreign secretary said was situated on a hilltop in a jungle in Balakot

published on : 26th February 2019

Number of fighter jets needed by Air Force changes from time to time: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Defence Minister said neither she nor her predecessors Arun Jaitley and Manohar Parrikar had any doubts about the PM's decisions on Rafale or any other defence deal.

published on : 24th February 2019

Why government bought only 36 Rafale jets, asks Chidambaram

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia also took to Twitter to demand answers from Modi on the increased cost of aircraft.

published on : 18th January 2019

Rafale jets to boost IAF’s depleting air power

The Supreme Court judgment on the Rafale fighter jet deal is a shot in the arm for the Indian Air Force, as it will strengthen its arsenal.

published on : 15th December 2018

Rafale deal: Empowerment of defence forces matter of vital importance, says SC

The top court also noted that the procurement of the Rafale jet, which has been sought to be challenged, has its origins in the post­-Kargil experience.

published on : 14th December 2018

For SC eyes alone, Rafale deal pricing file finally opened

The court on October 31 had asked the Centre to place before it within 10 days the pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

published on : 12th November 2018
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