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  • Rafale aircraft makes debut on Republic Day flypast Jan 26, 2021 12:30 PM IST

    Rafale aircraft makes debut on Republic Day flypast

    The fighter jet conducted Eklavya formation by flying at a height of around 300 meter along with two Jagaur and two MIG-29 aircraft. The five jets resembled a V shape with Rafale leading the pack.

  • 3 more Rafale fighter jets to arrive in India today Nov 04, 2020 09:29 AM IST

    3 more Rafale fighter jets to arrive in India today

    The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets was formally inducted into the Indian Air Force on September 10 in Ambala airbase in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • Who is Shivangi Singh, the first IAF woman fighter pilot set to fly Rafale Sep 24, 2020 10:31 AM IST

    Who is Shivangi Singh, the first IAF woman fighter pilot set to fly Rafale

    Shivangi Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi, joined the IAF in 2017 and is currently undergoing training to fly the Rafale aircraft.

  • WATCH: Rafale fighter jet seen over Ladakh as part of 'familiarisation sortie' Sep 22, 2020 02:31 PM IST

    WATCH: Rafale fighter jet seen over Ladakh as part of 'familiarisation sortie'

    The sorties were carried out from the forward airbase Ambala in Haryana where the Rafales were formally inducted on September 10.

  • Indian Air Force's Rafale fleet to have first woman pilot soon Sep 21, 2020 05:57 PM IST

    Indian Air Force's Rafale fleet to have first woman pilot soon

    The woman pilot has been flying MiG-21 fighters and was selected to join the Ambala-based Golden Arrows squadron operating the Rafale jets, official sources said.

  • Amid ongoing border row with China, Rafale jets carry out 'familiarization sorties' over Ladakh: Report Sep 21, 2020 02:23 PM IST

    Amid ongoing border row with China, Rafale jets carry out 'familiarization sorties' over Ladakh: Report

    The deployment of French-made Rafale jets in Ladakh came nearly 10 days after they were formally inducted into the Indian Air Force.

  • The bird has arrived | Five Rafales formally inducted into IAF's fleet of fighter jets Sep 10, 2020 11:17 AM IST

    The bird has arrived | Five Rafales formally inducted into IAF's fleet of fighter jets

    The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets has been formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in Ambala air base.

  • Rafale induction ceremony highlights: Rafales formally inducted into the Indian Air Force Sep 10, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony highlights: Rafales formally inducted into the Indian Air Force

    Rafale induction ceremony updates: The Indian Air Force (IAF) held a ceremony at the Ambala air force station, to formally induct the first batch of Rafale fighter jets.

  • In pics | All you need to know about what the Squadron 17 pilots wore during their big flight in Rafale jets Jul 30, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    In pics | All you need to know about what the Squadron 17 pilots wore during their big flight in Rafale jets

    Here's what the pilots of Squadron 17, also known as Golden Arrows, wore when they landed at the Ambala air base in the new Rafale jets.

  • 36 Rafale fleet will be a game changer for India: Experts Jul 29, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    36 Rafale fleet will be a game changer for India: Experts

    The Rafale jet, which is often compared with the US' stealth F-35 aircraft and F-22, is able to carry out all combat aviation missions like air superiority and air defence, close air support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence at varied speed limits of up to 1.8 Mach.

  • Rafale deal: A saga of political dogfight to celebratory touchdown Jul 29, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Rafale deal: A saga of political dogfight to celebratory touchdown

    Even the Supreme Court's dismissal in December 2018 of PILs demanding a court-monitored probe into the Rs 59,000 crore purchase of 36 fighter jets and assertion that it found nothing wrong in the deal, could not douse the political fire as the then Congress president Rahul Gandhi made his allegations of graft in the transaction a poll issue in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • In pics | First five Rafale fighter jets arrive at Ambala airbase, greeted with ceremonial welcome by SU-30s Jul 29, 2020 05:02 PM IST

    In pics | First five Rafale fighter jets arrive at Ambala airbase, greeted with ceremonial welcome by SU-30s

    The modern fighter jets were flown-in by seven IAF pilots who were trained on the aircraft by the French Dassault Aviation company.The Rafales fighter jets was given ceremonial welcome by SU-30s.

  • First batch of 5 Rafale jets land at Ambala airbase Jul 29, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    First batch of 5 Rafale jets land at Ambala airbase

    The aircraft flying in an arrow formation were flanked by two IAF Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs in the Indian airspace

  • First batch of Rafales set to arrive in India: Here's what it means for the Indian Air Force Jul 29, 2020 12:31 PM IST

    First batch of Rafales set to arrive in India: Here's what it means for the Indian Air Force

    Induction and deployment of the Rafale twin-engine multi-role fighter jets are being seen as a major boost for the Indian Air Force.

  • Section 144 imposed near Ambala air base ahead of Rafale jets' arrival Jul 29, 2020 08:43 AM IST

    Section 144 imposed near Ambala air base ahead of Rafale jets' arrival

    The first squadron of the Rafale jets will be stationed at the Ambala air base in Haryana. Five aircraft are scheduled to be inducted into the Indian Air Force on July 29.

  • IAF Chief Bhadauria to receive 5 Rafale jets at Ambala airbase on July 29 Jul 28, 2020 11:00 PM IST

    IAF Chief Bhadauria to receive 5 Rafale jets at Ambala airbase on July 29

    The Rafale jets are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in over two decades, and they are expected to significantly boost the Indian Air Force's combat capabilities.

  • Rafale Jets: Fighters jets formally inducted into IAF; Here's all you need to know Jul 28, 2020 04:42 PM IST

    Rafale Jets: Fighters jets formally inducted into IAF; Here's all you need to know

    With the induction of these nuclear-capable fighter jets, the IAF’s firepower and air superiority is set to increase multifold.

  • Five Rafale fighter Jets leave for India; See pictures Jul 27, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    Five Rafale fighter Jets leave for India; See pictures

    Five Rafale jets built by Dassault Aviation took flight from France for India on July 27 as part of the two countries' 36 fighter jet deal that was signed by the two countries in September 2016.

  • Rafale Video: Five fighter jets take off from France for India; to bolster IAF's air power Jul 27, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Rafale Video: Five fighter jets take off from France for India; to bolster IAF's air power

    The fighter jets will be refuelled on the way by a French Air Force tanker aircraft and take a stopover at France's UAE airbase after which India will receive them on July 29.

  • Here's why induction of Rafale jets will be a significant moment for Ambala Jul 21, 2020 04:47 PM IST

    Here's why induction of Rafale jets will be a significant moment for Ambala

    Ambala district's cantonment area was established in the year 1843, and has since then has become an important base for the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF).

  • IAF to induct first batch of Rafale fighter jets on July 29 Jul 20, 2020 10:04 PM IST

    IAF to induct first batch of Rafale fighter jets on July 29

    The Rafale jets are likely to deployed in Ladakh as part of IAF's efforts to improve operational capabilities along the Line of Actual Control with China

  • Rafale jets: First batch likely to arrive in India by July 27; to be based in Ambala Jun 29, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Rafale jets: First batch likely to arrive in India by July 27; to be based in Ambala

    The IAF has been on a high alert for the last two weeks in view of escalation in tension with China following clashes between troops of the two countries in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed. The two armies are locked in a bitter standoff in the region for seven weeks.

  • SC verdict on Rafale: Congress latches on to judge's observation to demand full investigation into deal Nov 14, 2019 07:10 PM IST

    SC verdict on Rafale: Congress latches on to judge's observation to demand full investigation into deal

    The party also called for a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the fighter jet deal holding that the Supreme Court judgment is not a clean chit but paves way for full investigation.

  • Rahul Gandhi should apologise: Fadnavis after SC order on Rafale Nov 14, 2019 06:16 PM IST

    Rahul Gandhi should apologise: Fadnavis after SC order on Rafale

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the pleas that sought re-examination of the December 14, 2018 verdict, which said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

  • Amit Shah says SC verdict on Rafale befitting reply to malicious campaign, seeks Congress apology Nov 14, 2019 04:21 PM IST

    Amit Shah says SC verdict on Rafale befitting reply to malicious campaign, seeks Congress apology

    In a series of tweets, Shah said the judgement of the apex court has proved that the disruption of Parliament over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal was a "sham".

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