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Saanvi Jhadav

Saanvi Jhadav

Asked on 8 July, 2019

Why does the IAF need new aircrafts?

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The Indian Air Force's fleet has been depleting. The IAF is down to just 30 fighter squadrons when 42 are required. Meanwhile, IAF's AN-32s are also ageing and need to be phased out.

Hansika Subramanium

Hansika Subramanium

Asked on 8 July, 2019

What is Tata and Airbus' joint venture?

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The Tata-Airbus joint venture includes the acquisition of 56 twin-turboprop tactical C-295 aircrafts. The first 16 jets will be supplied by Airbus, while the other 40 will be built in India.

Muhammad Gavde

Muhammad Gavde

Asked on 8 July, 2019

When will the 114-fighter project complete?

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The 114-fighter project is still in its early stages. The IAF is seeking the request for proposal (RFP) to be issued by late-2019 or early-2020, but it will be years before it nears completion.

Trisha Patil

Trisha Patil

Asked on 8 July, 2019

How much do these deals cost?

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Collectively, the two deals cost Rs. 15 lakh crore ($22 billion).

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