NEW DELHI: It's finally jet, set and go for the IAF after an agonising wait of 16 years since it first demanded new multi-role fighters. India and France on Friday inked a 7.87 billion euro deal+ for 36 Rafale fighters, which with their state of the art 150-km range Meteor air-to-air missiles will have a clear combat edge over Pakistan's F-16 jets.
India will get the first Rafale in three years, with all 36 touching down by early-2022. Till then, in the event of a conflict, India will have to deploy two Sukhoi-30MKIs to tackle each Pakistani F-16 due to the latter's superior weapons package, including 80-km range missiles. But once the Rafales are inducted, Pakistan will have to deploy two F-16s for each of them.
B R V R
This deal should have been in place a decade earlier. Any way thanks to the vision of this govt, at least better late than never.
Congress govt had 108 built in India instead of the all fly away condition to be delivered after 6 years. Stupidity
What will happen right now as we are going to war with Pakistan anytime soon as daggers are already drawn?
War will never happen, buying these things are just to keep of them at bay
We pay billions and purchase these latest aircraft but later these same western countries donate the same aircraft to rogue countries like Pakistan. Hence we are forced to upgrade and spend billions more. When you look at the reality we are also actually paying for the stuff donated to Pakistan. This has been the game plan of westerns since WWII. The only way to get out of this trap is to innovate, develop and manufacture our own aircraft''s. The Chinese have already learnt and I hope we Indian also learn and start believing in ourselves. If we can the one and only country in the world to send a mission to Mars successfully in the first attempt then we are surely the best in the skies.
Our skilled pilots will destroy pakistani driven F16 even with a ordinary Sukhoi
You can build a low cost carrier to mars but you can build a combat plane... Shame on India... look how much money you are wasting 34×750 = 25,500 Crores... A university can be easily open in 100 crores... lots of students can be given scholarships. What will you achieve after buying this? A plane, To just keep it in the hanger and to show?
浪费了多少钱，34×750 = 2550亿卢比
what 2 su-30 mki for 1 f-16 check your facts su-30 mki is much superior to anything which pakistan has.........dont write articles without reserch.......bullshit
Awanish Anand Sharma
You dont need rafel to drown pakistan, every Indian should go and pee in wagha border, tsunami will drown entire nation
these are BS stories and we have something called PILOT skills and this was shown by IAF in 1971 war ! we had vastly inferior planes then also, but we performed much better as our Pilots were dog fighters and smarter than these Ppak chaps ! Human skill ALWAYS matters !
what are ANTI CRAFT missiles for ? search their F16 n bring them down with a couple of missiles !