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Ya'll Nibbiars what the meaning of this?.

Off the pay load and runaway.
 

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IAF Chief in Israel
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Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) R.K.S. Bhadauria arrived in Israel to discuss enhancement of bilateral exchanges between the air forces of the two countries, the IAF said on Wednesday. He is in Israel after a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“As strategic partners, India and Israel enjoy strong, multi-dimensional ties, an important pillar of which is defence cooperation and military level exchanges,” the IAF said on Twitter. He reached Israel on August 3 on an invitation from Maj Gen Amikam Norkin, Cdr Israel Air Force, it stated.

 

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Project Cheetah set to take off, India to get upgraded & armed drones from Israel
After several rounds of discussions, Project Cheetah, under which India’s Heron drones are to be upgraded and armed with Israel’s help, is finally set to take off, ThePrint has learnt.

Sources in the defence and security establishment said cost negotiations for the nearly Rs 5,000 crore project involving Herons that are in service with the Indian Air Force (IAF), Army, and the Navy, has been completed and is in the last stage of decision making.

The Indian Air Force, which is the end agency for this project, is looking at a timeline within this fiscal to sign the contract, sources said. Under the project, the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Israeli Herons, used by all three Services, will be upgraded.

This upgrade will include enabling the Herons with the capability of satellite navigation and specialised sensors.
But the icing on the cake is the plan to arm them. Under the contract, the Israelis will upgrade the Herons with the ability to not only undertake more specialised and longer surveillance missions but also precision strikes.

The Herons will have the capability to carry and launch air-to-ground precision missiles, sources said. The development comes at a time when the Indian defence forces have also decided to jointly procure 30 High Altitude Long Endurance armed drones, MQ-9B, from the US.


Sources explained that both systems are different in capability and use. Hence, there is no overlap.
 

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Khushi dekh rahe hain chief sahab ke chehre par ?
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No need for balle balle. He is being given a tour of the aircraft, and possibly informed about certain ways in which the yahoods have used it in ops and the capabilities it offers. It doesn't mean we are procuring them, and the Indian S400 means the US will not sell them.
 

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No need for balle balle. He is being given a tour of the aircraft, and possibly informed about certain ways in which the yahoods have used it in ops and the capabilities it offers. It doesn't mean we are procuring them, and the Indian S400 means the US will not sell them.
Lol, i dont even want it to land here for aero india .
We should buy 200 checkmate though , ( joke ) .
We should conectarte on Amca( not joke )
 

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Indian Air Force Signs Emergency Deal With Russia To Acquire 70,000 AK-103 Assault Rifles
At a time when terrorist groups operating in India are likely to get weapons left behind by the American troops in Afghanistan, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday signed a deal to acquire 70,000 AK-103 assault rifles from Russia under emergency provisions to replace its existing inventory of INSAS rifles.

New AK-103 assault rifles to come within next few months
Noting that IAF has a requirement of over 1.5 lakh new assault rifles, the new AK-103 rifles are expected to arrive into the service within the next few months. This would help India strengthen its capability to tackle terrorist attacks in a much better way.

Government sources told ANI, "The contract worth around Rs 300 crore was signed last week under emergency provisions to buy 70,000 AK-103 assault rifles from Russia. The weapons would be first provided to troops in field areas like Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar along with sensitive air bases."
While stating that the remaining part of the requirement would be met after India and Russia sign a deal to produce the more advanced AK-203 together, sources said that the contract for the AK-203 assault rifles is being processed under the Indian Army, which requires around 6.5 lakh of these to strengthen its troops' firepower. A small portion of the IAF requirement was met by the acquisition of around 4,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles that have been procured as part of a larger contract by the Indian Army.

In recent years, especially after the Chinese aggression on the Eastern Ladak front, India's defence forces have hastened their modernisation of basic weapon systems. Troops on the front have already been provided with 1.5 lakh American Sig Sauers along with 16,000 Negev Machine Guns.

The AK-103 assault rifles are already in the existing inventory of the Marine Commandos of the Indian Navy, which uses them in operations in the Kashmir valley, where they have been deployed in the Wular lake. The emergency procurements of the Indian armed forces have allowed them to fill the critical gaps in their preparedness in war-fighting.

The forces have been given the freedom to choose the weapons they want to buy. The AK-103 is an upgraded version of the legendary and deadly AK-47. The rifles would also be provided to the Garud special forces, who are deployed across the country at airbases.
 

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