The Indian Air Force is planning to import 18 combat aircraft from a foreign vendor, in addition to the homegrown ones, according to government sources.
The reports were unusual because China generally keeps military accidents under wraps or emphasizes the heroic role of the pilot in avoiding casualties on the ground.
The flight came a day after the allies fired eight surface-to-surface missiles into South Korea’s eastern waters.
A total of four aircraft, two presumed (new) Chinese bombers - which replaced the two Chinese bombers - and two Russian bombers, conducted a joint flight from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
The aircraft crashed at the Anarak training site near the central city of Isfahan, Iran's semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported.
The project was conceived to enhance the IAF's capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target on sea or land.
U.S. Indo-Pacific commander- the hostile actions were in stark contrast to Xi Jinping’s past assurances that Beijing would not transform the artificial islands in contested waters into military bases
Amid Xi-Biden talks, two Chinese fighter jets, helicopter enter Taiwan's air defense identification zone
The Ministry of National Defense informed that Taiwan's Air Force jets issued radio warnings telling the Chinese aircraft to turn back immediately, reported Taiwan News.
The exact number of aircraft provided by China so far is not known.
Premier Mateusz Morawiecki says the decision on whether to make the MiG-29 planes available to Ukraine as it fights Russia's invasion is now in the hands of NATO and the U.S.
UK's Financial Times reported that the first batch of combat aircraft is being tested in Chengdu, the base of its manufacturer Chengdu Aerospace Corporation.
The fighter jet crashed into a lake east of Ohn Taw village, Sagaing region at about 10:43 am local time (0413 GMT) on Wednesday.
The force routinely intercepts and monitors approaching aircraft entering the international Airspace.
The Rafale-M is pitted against the US-made Super Hornet -- both of which are being evaluated for a possible purchase by the Indian Navy for deployment on the 44,000-tonne INS Vikrant.
The formation Sunday night included 24 J-16 fighter jets and 10 J-10 jets, among other support aircraft and electronic warfare aircraft, according to Taiwan's defence ministry.