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FRANCE AND INDIA – JOINT TACTICAL EXERCISE GARUDA 2019

MONT-DE-MARSAN, FRANCE – From July 1 to 12, French Rafales, French Mirage 2000s and Indian Flankers operated together during joint tactical exercise GARUDA 2019 in France. The Indian Air Force (IAF) deployed 4 Su-30MKI Flankers, belonging to the 15th Wing (based at Bareily AFS), along with an Il-78MKI Midas aerial refueler from the 78th Sqn (based at Agra AFS), to

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INDIAN AIR FORCE SAYS RAFALE JETS TO BE INDUCTED IN SEPTEMBER 2019

French Air Force Rafale B

NEW DELHI – According to Reuters, the Indian Air Force will induct the French Dassault Rafale combat jet in September of this year, the chief of the Indian Air Force – B.S. Dhanoa – said earlier today. India has ordered 36 planes from Dassault Aviation as part of a modernization program of the Air Force which is phasing out its

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INDIA SAYS IT’S ‘HAPPY’ PAKISTAN IS RELEASING THEIR DOWNED MIG-21 PILOT

Indian AF Wing Commander Abhinandan

NEW DELHI – According to Reuters the Indian government confirms that Pakistan had decided to return one of its captured Indian Air Force MIG-21 pilot. The Indian government is looking forward to his return, defense officials told reporters today. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman – who was captured by the Pakistan Army yesterday on February 27 – will return to India

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INDIAN AIR FORCE MIG-21 SHOT DOWN BY PAKISTAN AIR FORCE

Indian AF MIG-21 Bison

NEW DELHI – An Indian MiG-21 was shot down by the Pakistan Air Force on Wednesday, February 27. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has confirmed the loss of a MiG-21 Bison, shot down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during an engagement over the ceasefire line in Kashmir, a region that India and Pakistan have been fighting over since the

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1 PILOT DIED AFTER 2 INDIAN AIR FORCE JETS CRASHED DURING A REHEARSAL FOR THE AERO INDIA AIRSHOW 2019

Indian AF Suriya Kiran Aerobatic Team

YELAHANKA AIR FORCE STATION, BANGALORE – February 19, 2019. Two Jets of the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Display Team of the Indian Air Force collided in mid-air during a rehearsal today for the 12th edition of the Aero India Airshow, on February 20-24. According to various Indian media one pilot was killed. The pilot who lost his life in the crash

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