India-China standoff: Govt approves purchase of fighter jets, missile systems, weapons worth Rs 38,900 crore

Credit: Mid-Day- Published on July 2, 2020
In the midst of India's tense border standoff with China, the defence ministry on Thursday approved procurement of a number of frontline fighter jets, missile systems and other platforms at a cost of Rs 38,900 crore to bolster the combat capability of the armed forces, officials said.

They said 21 MiG-29 fighter jets are being...

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Published on July 4, 2020 -  03:01
India-China border: IAF uses attack choppers, fighter jets for surveillance
Indian Air Force was seen carrying out surveillance near the India-China border. Fighter aircraft like Sukhoi Su-30MKI and MiG-29, and attack helicopters like Apache, were seen operating at an unspecified forward base near India's eastern border. A day earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Leh to boost security forces' morale amid tension with China due to the latter's border aggression. The tension had deteriorated into deadly clashes on June 15 in Ladakh's Galwan Valley.:

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