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Indian Rafale Jets vs the Pakistani F-16 Jets – Which one of the two fighter planes would you put your money on? India is set to procure the first batch of Rafale Jets while Pakistan Air Force is equipped with mighty F-16’s.

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The Indian Air Force is set to shelve its plan for an engine upgrade of the Jaguar deep penetration strike aircraft due to the high cost involved. Instead, it could go in for additional Sukhoi Su-30 MKIs to replace the aircraft that will be grounded, ThePrint has learnt.

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In what may provide the Indian Air Force with another option to procure latest fighter jets, Russia will present the export versions of its latest fifth-generation Su-57E fighter jets at the MAKS-2019 air show.

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Russia will present export versions of its newest fifth-generation Su-57E fighter and Il-112VE military transport aircraft at the MAKS-2019 air show, the CEO of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheev, said on Friday.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Friday said that Indian Air Force is in the process of transformation through modernization as well as upgradation of existing fleets and weapon systems.

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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is planning to move forward with the Hindustan Aeronautics LimitedNSE -0.83 %'s proposed project of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) in Goa, which failed to take off despite its announcement in 2016.

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An Indian facility that manufactures Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters may close in March 2020, leading to a domino effect that could see 400 local suppliers shut their shops over a lack of component orders, according to company officials and industry analysts.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, the first woman who has been awarded the Yudh Seva Medal, on Thursday said that she witnessed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shooting down a Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft during a dogfight on February 27, a day after the Balakot airstrike.

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On Aug. 10, 2019, the Turkish pro-government daily Yeni Şafak reported that the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM – Savunma Sanayii Mustesarligi) asked the Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (MSB – Turkish Ministry of Defense) to formally weigh in on the possible purchase of Russian Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker.

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Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, a lady officer who played a key role as flight controller during the Pakistan Air Force retaliation to the Indian Air Force's Balakot airstrike on February 26, are also among the IAF officers who will receive the prestigous Yudh Seva Medal.

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