Month: January 2012

Rafale wins MMRCA

The French Dassault fighter aircraft Rafale has been selected to be the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Dassault beat the four-nation consortium’s Eurofighter on price, with the fighter being identified as L1, or the lowest technically qualified bid. StratPost understands that Dassault has been issued a letter from…

IAF airlifts 1,377 people in Kashmir

Srinagar: A total of 1,377 tourists and locals stranded because of bad weather were transported by the Indian Air Force (IAF) from Srinagar to Jammu and vice-versa Saturday. “The last IAF sortie operated as late as 11 p.m. Saturday,” Amir Ali, in charge of the disaster management cell, told IANS. He said 827 passengers were…

Army Day Special: The Soaring Gideons

Your correspondent was invited to visit an army aviation squadron in Jammu and Kashmir, to get a first hand feel of their functioning. Take a look at the operating routine of the 202 Army Aviation Squadron (UH), which operates the Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH).

US resumes drone attacks in Pakistan

A drone carried out the missile attack in North Waziristan Tuesday night, reported Dawn. Three of the dead were foreign nationals, said sources. The attack took place on a three-room compound in Kherwana village on the outskirts of Miramshah.

Combative Indian Army chief leaves age row open

Asked if he would indeed resign, Singh retorted: “Please leave it to my judgement on what I want to do. It concerns me and I may decide on my action after thinking over it whenever I get the time.” Soon, another question popped up: Is this your last Army Day press conference as army chief? General Singh’s enigmatic reply: “I don’t know.”