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Inception of Aviation Routes between India and China

Chinese National Aviation Corporation initiated the diplomatic relations for air connectivity between China and British India in the 1930s. The proposal included extending the CNAC’s service from Chungking in South-west China with Dinjan (in upper Assam). This was the context for the development of an air route between China and India. This commercial venture (which was threatened by World War II) played an active part in the wartime operation, especially after the fall of Rangoon and the consequent capture of the Burma Road by the Japanese forces.

The Rafale Storm

What does it say about the Government of India that it took an ad hoc decision on the Rafale?

Offer of F-16 Aircraft: India Needs an Effective Air Force, Not a Bloated One

With many plans on the table for the IAF to make major acquisitions, it is necessary to consider the fact that multirole combat aircraft, along with upgrades to existing assets, and force multipliers such as airborne warning and control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, surface-to-air missiles, and a network centric warfare capability coupled with a greatly improved security environment give India the unique opportunity to build a modern, effective and affordable air force.
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