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Aero India 2021
  • Three more Rafale jets arrive in India from France

    A third batch of three Rafale fighter jets landed in India on Wednesday evening after flying non-stop from France, in a further boost to the strike capability of the Indian Air Force when India and China are engaged in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

  • Rafale aircraft makes debut on R-Day flypast

    The newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft featured for the first time in India's Republic Day flypast as it carried out the 'Brahmastra' formation alone and was part of the 'Eklavya' formation with four other fighter jets.

  • India showcases military might, cultural heritage at Republic Day parade on Rajpath

    The newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft was the show-stopper as India displayed its military might and vibrant cultural heritage on Rajpath on the 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday, with the ceremonial event this year being drastically scaled down in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Indian military team to leave for Russia soon to train on operational aspects of S-400 missiles

    A group of Indian military personnel is leaving for Russia in the next few days to undergo training on key operational aspects of the S-400 air defence systems as Moscow looks at supplying the first batch of the missile to India later this year, officials said on Tuesday.

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From MiG-21 to Mirage to Rafale jets: A look at India's key fighter aircraft acquisitions

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