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Air Force receives two Mirage 2000 from France

The Indian Air Force has received two second-hand Mirage 2000 fighter jets from France amid the border tensions. The two-fighter aircraft arrived at 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 arrival of these two fighter jets has increased the number of Mirage fleet to around 50. These aircraft will be upgraded as per required standards.  

Around 51 Mirage aircraft have been purchased by the Indian Air Force, and they are based in three squadrons at the Gwalior Air Force Station. The kits for upgradations left due to the crash of some planes will be used to enhance these two jets. 

In service since the 1980s, the Mirage fleet has been an important part of the force both during the Kargil war and during the Balakot airstrikes in Pakistan where they bombed a Jaish e Mohammed terrorist camp. 

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