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not a very good video, annoying music and they messed up the M2k with a Jaguar

would have been much nicer to hear the sound and not cutting away to PM Ji every 15 seconds

Jaguar is beautiful, any Idea how many in service with the IAF?
it is a beauty

no idea how many in numbers, a quick wiki says there are 6 squadrons, so maybe a 100 odd ? I think one of them is a maritime strike squadron.

not super clued into everything IAF but there's info out there on the Darin 3 upgrades and other info
 

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not a very good video, annoying music and they messed up the M2k with a Jaguar

would have been much nicer to hear the sound and not cutting away to PM Ji every 15 seconds


it is a beauty

no idea how many in numbers, a quick wiki says there are 6 squadrons, so maybe a 100 odd ? I think one of them is a maritime strike squadron.

not super clued into everything IAF but there's info out there on the Darin 3 upgrades and other info
As expected the IAFs threat assessment is greater towards Pakistan/West placing 4 strong squadrons facing towards that threat.
 

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New Delhi (India), November 25 (ANI): Amid tensions on the border, the Indian Air Force has received a boost to its fighter jet fleet as two-second hand Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft have arrived from France at its Gwalior airbase.
"The Indian Air Force has received two Mirage 2000 trainer version aircraft from France. The two aircraft were flying with their Air Force and arrived at the Gwalior airbase recently," government sources told ANI.
The aircraft would now be upgraded to the latest standards as part of the Mirage upgrade programme going on in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, the sources said.
The two aircraft were acquired by the Indian Air Force as part of the programme to make up the number of aircraft in the Mirage fighter fleet to around 50.
The IAF had acquired around 51 Mirages in different batches and they form three squadrons which are all based in the Gwalior Air Force station.
Sources said the Mirage upgrade deal between the French and Indian sides was for enhancing the capabilities of 51 aircraft and some of these kits are left due to crashes involving these planes.
The same kits can be put on these two French Air Force planes and make them suitable for combat operations, the sources said.
The Indian Air Force has invested very smartly in finding the spares for the Mirages in form of phased out old French aircraft and this is going to help the Air Force maintain them till 2035, the sources said.
The Mirages have been in service from the 1980s and have been the mainstay of the force from the Kargil war to the 2019 Balakot airstrikes where they bombed a Jaish e Mohammed terrorist camp in Pakistan.
The Mirages also successfully took out Pakistan Army camps and bunkers on the Tiger Hilltop in the Kargil war and changed the face of the war by successfully hitting enemy camps at such high altitudes with pinpoint precision using laser-guided bombs. (ANI)
https://www.aninews.in/news/nationa...rengthen-combat-aircraft-fleet20211125135243/

So assuming two full strength squadrons with the Tigers and Battle Axes, the Wolf Pack will have to make do with 15 Jets(18+18+15) or an odd strength of 17*3
Very prudent decision to upgun the Mirages



11 June 2007, a MICA launched from a Rafale successfully demonstrated its over-the-shoulder capability by destroying a target behind the launch aircraft. The target was designated by another aircraft and coordinates were transmitted by Link 16. Seen here on IAF Mirage 2000’s

With the Elbit DASH
 
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