Rafale Current Affairs - 2020

Induction of first set of five Rafale fighter Jets 

The first set of five Rafale aircrafts landed in Ambala air base on July 29 to join IAF’s team. Section 144 CrPC (Criminal Procedure Code) imposed in 4 adjacent villages of Ambala air base. Public gathering on roofs and capturing any kind of photography of landing approaches was strictly prohibited. Jodhpur air base was taken Read More…

First Batch of Rafael Jets to arrive in India

On July 27, 2020, the first batch of Rafael Jets flew out of France. The jets are to reach India on July 29, 2020. Highlights The jets are to be armed with deadly weapons, radars, advanced electronics, electronic warfare systems and self protection suites. They are combat-deployable. The jets are to be equipped with MICA Read More…

Garuda-VI: Indo-French Joint Air Exercise begins

Indian Air Force (IAF) and Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) are participating in Garuda VI, a bilateral air exercise at Mont de Marsan in France. The last edition of joint exercise between IAF-FAF was held in June 2014 at Air Force Station Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This year is the 6th edition of exercise which is Read More…

Air Marshal Rakesh K S Bhadauria appointed as new Vice Chief of Air Staff

On May 1, Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will take over as Vice Chief of Indian Air Force, after superannuation of incumbent Air Marshal Anil Khosla. Post induction he will be looking after all air operations being carried out by force. Service and Tenure RKS Bhadauria was commissioned into India Air Force fighter stream Read More…

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Lockheed Martin unveils new F-21 Fighter Jet

US defence giant Lockheed Martin unveiled the F-21 multi-role fighter jet at Asia’s biggest air show Aero India-2019. Lockheed Martin will manufacture the plane in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems under India’s flagship programme Make in India. F-21 Fighter Jet The company states that the F-21 fighter jet is specifically configured for the Indian Air Read More…