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Rafales must fly in with Meteor air-to-air missiles, India tells France

Thursday, December 5, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Rajit Pandit  |  December 4, 2019  |  Times of India


NEW DELHI: India has asked France to arm the first four Rafale fighters with the top-notch Meteor air-to-air missiles, which, with a strike range of 120 to 150-km, can outgun any missile that can be unleashed by Pakistani or Chinese jets. The first Rafale fighters will touch down at the Ambala airbase in May next year. 

The request for at least 8-10 Meteor beyond visual range (BVR) missiles to be delivered with the four Rafale jets was conveyed to France during defence minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to the country  to formally accept the first fighter at Merignac in the Bordeaux region on October 8. READ MORE...

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