Connect with us


Indian Air Force To Procure 110 Fighter Jets To Thwart China and Pakistan



The Indian Air Force will procure 110 fighter jets to counter the looming threat from Pakistan and China. The Indian Government is considering the bids received through a Request for Information (RFI) for procurement of 110 fighter jets, according to Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jets Deployed Near the Indian Border

“The rest (of the required fighter jets) will be produced as per strategic partnership programme for which the RFI has already been issued. So, we have not forgotten the rest,” Ms Sitharaman said at a press briefing held after the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the 36 Rafale fighter jets deal with French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

“The RFI has a laid down procedure, and as per that whoever comes in… There are already coniderations. And the quality stipulations are all being applied and being looked into. So, it will go through its due course,” she added.

The minister said the work was “already going on” for the full capability of the air force. The defence ministry had in April this year issued an RFI to procure 110 fighter jets. The IAF requires 42 squadrons in view of a two-front threat from Pakistan and China. It is currently doing with 31 fighter squadrons of 18 jets each.

“While the United Progressive Alliance government’s metrics for obtaining the total required number of fighter jets was that they would bring in 18 jets and then manufacture the rest here, they had not done either. What we have done here… Since additional time was being lost, so instead of one squadron of 18, we have bought two squadrons in a flyaway condition, which is why it is 36,” she said.

More News at EurAsian Times




rafale-jets rafale-jets
Featured2 hours ago

France Wants India To Order 36 More Rafale Jets If New Delhi Wants Aero-Engine Tech?

As Indian netizens have widely celebrated the arrival of 4.5 generation Rafale jets and the Indian media threatening Pakistan and...

dalai-lama dalai-lama
Americas4 hours ago

After Xinjiang, China Pushing Tibetans Into Forced Labour, Re-Education Camps

China is allegedly pushing Tibetans into military-style labour camps similar to the ones in Xinjiang, according to a Reuters report....

Saudi-Israel Saudi-Israel
Featured13 hours ago

Saudi Arabia Fully Supports US’ Efforts To Get Israel, Palestine On Negotiating Table – King Salman

King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Wednesday said that Saudi Arabia supports Washington’s efforts to bring the Palestinian and Israeli sides...

Americas13 hours ago

Pentagon Blew COVID-19 Funds To Buy Military Equipment; ArcelorMittal, Rolls-Royce Awarded Big Contacts

Pentagon blew up $1 billion appropriated for the pandemic by the Congress to finance military equipment including jet engine parts,...

Featured16 hours ago

Afghan Top Negotiator Abdullah Abdullah To Visit Pakistan To Discuss Afghan Peace Process

The top Afghan peace negotiator – Abdullah Abdullah is in talks with the Taliban and could travel to Pakistan next...

s400-russia s400-russia
Featured17 hours ago

British & NATO Jets Jamming The Radars Of Powerful S-400 Systems – Russian Experts

The stealth-hunting S-400 surface-to-air-missiles are the most advanced long and medium-range surface-to-air missile systems currently being operated by Russia, China,...

Featured18 hours ago

US Intelligence Report Confirms That India Punctured Chinese ‘Hyper-Power’ Myth At Doklam

Indian and Chinese PLA soldiers came face to face in Doklam in 2017, the standoff lasted about two months and...

BrahMos-SU-30MKI BrahMos-SU-30MKI
Featured22 hours ago

Su-30 Fighter Jet Crashes During A Training Mission; Pilot Ejects Safely

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet has crashed in Russia’s Tver Region during a planned training flight with pilots managing to...

Featured23 hours ago

Indian DRDO Aggressively Working On Indigenous Projects; Gets Lauded For ABHYAS Project

India’s state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted the test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target...

Featured1 day ago

US, UAE Could Sign Deal To Acquire ‘Non-Stealthy’ F-35 Fighter Jets By End Of 2020: Reports

Amid the murmurs that Israel is blocking the possible sale of American F-35 stealth fighter jets to the UAE, new...