IAF team to induct the second batch of Rafale jets
The Indian Air Force is making preparations for the second batch of 4 Rafale jets to make it arrive in India in almost next month. Thereby, it has sent a team to France to review the issues and training of pilots at the Saint-Dizier airbase.
Also, some teams have visited France since January for the supervising of the project progress. The team has an office in Paris for the task. A Group Captain-rank officer heads the office, and the team is led by Assistant Chief of air staff.
India delivering Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy
After the visit of foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Army Chief General MM Naravane to Myanmar, India is planning to deliver a Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy. India has also decided to supply bulletproof jackets, artillery guns, and tanks to Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military. India is prioritising Myanmar based on “neighbourhood first” and “Act East” policies.
China’s footprints are increasing in the Indian Ocean region. Thus, the transferring procedure is going amid India-China standoff.
78th EME Corps day celebration
On 15th October, the corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers celebrated 78th corps day. Their task is to enhance the army’s combat effectiveness with the help of technology and innovation. It also has a great contribution in the field of adventure sports such as Padamshree Awardee, Milkha Singh represented India in commonwealth games and three Summer Olympics.
India and the U.S. to sign MISTA during the meeting on 26-27 October
India’s government has decided to sign the agreement MISTA during the meeting in Delhi before the US presidential elections on November this year. In the earlier 2+2 meeting, India and the U.S had signed the Industrial Security Annex. After the meeting, it is expected that India, the United States department and Australia will join together for the Malabar Naval exercise.
Aero India 2021 bookings filling up
Booking of Aero India 2021, one of the few airshows in the ongoing pandemic, that is to be held between February 3 and 7 have been filling up quickly. It will be at the Air force station in Yelahanka. There are 194 Indian exhibitors and 18 foreign companies among total 212 exhibitors. The companies participated are from 8 countries. 48% of space has been booked, and 44% has been provisionally booked, so only 8% is available for exhibitors at the venue.