19 avril 2021 | International, Aérospatial

Defence minister Rajnath Singh asks IAF to make plans to counter future threats

IAF has projected its capability to carry out day-and-night, all-weather combat missions in the Ladakh sector, with front-line fighter jets, attack helicopters and multi-mission choppers deployed there. It has also deployed its new Rafale fighter jets in the sector.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/defence-minister-rajnath-singh-asks-iaf-to-make-plans-to-counter-future-threats-101618501571083.html

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