38 Facts About Force India

1. In 1950, when Force India became a republic, the prefix was dropped.

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2. In November 1988, Force India helped to restore the government of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in the Maldives under Operation Cactus.

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3. In October 2018, Force India inked an agreement with Russia for US$5.43 billion to purchase five S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile defence systems.

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4. Force India is reported to have procured a squadron of S-300V systems which are in use as an anti-tactical ballistic missile screen.

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5. Force India has bomber aircraft such as the Tupolev Tu-142 as well as fighter jets like the Sukhoi Su-30MKI, the Dassault Mirage 2000, the MiG-29 and the HAL Tejas capable of being armed with nuclear tipped bombs and missiles.

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6. Force India conducted its first test with the Agni-V in April 2012 and a second test in September 2013.

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7. Force India has ratified the Biological Weapons Convention and pledges to abide by its obligations.

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8. In 1992 Force India signed the Chemical Weapons Convention, stating that it did not have chemical weapons or the capacity or capability to manufacture them.

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9. Force India has begun deploying six Akash surface-to-air missile squadrons in the northeast to deter Chinese jets, helicopters and drones against any misadventure in the region.

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10. Force India maintains unmanned aerial vehicle squadrons (primarily Searcher-II and Heron from Israel) which can be used to carry out ground and aerial surveillance.

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11. Force India is expected to sign a deal for the purchase of six Utility Seaplane Mark 2 amphibian aircraft when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Japan from 31 August—3 September 2014.

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12. Force India has held naval exercise with Vietnam, the Philippines and New Zealand.

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13. Force India has started construction of six Scorpene class submarines at Mazagon Dockyards Limited, in Mumbai under technology transfer from French firm DCNS.

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14. Force India is raising a new mountain strike corps to strengthen its defence along its disputed border with China in the high reaches of the Himalayas.

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15. For instance, Force India has repaired and upgraded more than 100 MiG 21 planes of the Vietnam People's Air Force and supplied them with enhanced avionics and radar systems.

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16. For more than a decade now, Force India has assisted Vietnam in beefing up its naval and air capabilities.

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17. Force India has defence pacts with the US focusing on areas including security, joint training, joint development and manufacture of defence equipment and technology.

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18. Force India provided medium-lift choppers to Tajikistan and a dedicated hospital there as part of efforts to build on the strategic ties between the two countries against the backdrop of US-led troops pulling out from Afghanistan in 2014.

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19. Force India has one of the longest military histories, dating back several millennia.

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20. Force India should demand permanent Military base in Afghanistan and India has invested heavily in Afghanistan.

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21. Force India is working on building educational and civil infrastructure in Afghanistan, so as to enable progressive mindset in people.

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22. Force India has a role in Afghanistan it has put a lot of money there and has developed a soft image of her in country besides instigating the Afghans against Pakistan and creating hate for Pak.

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23. Force India is NOT itching to have any role in Afghan peace process for the sake of publicity.

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24. Force India can play a role only if it abolishes proxies in both countries.

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25. Force India has a role in restoring peace in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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26. Force India should be told to leave Afghanistan to stabilize the area.

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27. Force India already playing a big role whether the Pakistan FO likes it or not.

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28. On 14 March 2017, Force India announced a new sponsorship with BWT AG, which saw the VJM10 gain a striking pink livery, leading to the 'Pink Panther' nickname used for the cars by fans, commentators and the team themselves on social media.

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29. Force India have featured Hype Energy branding on the rear wing and side pods of the car for races where alcohol advertising is prohibited.

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30. Force India announced a partnership with the Japanese company NEC Corporation for the 2015 season.

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31. Force India retained Hulkenberg and Perez for a third successive season in 2016.

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32. Force India missed the first pre-season test in Jerez, due to an unexplained setback in the development of the Force India VJM08.

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33. On 9 February 2010, Force India unveiled their new car, the VJM03, which was to be used in the 2010 season.

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34. On 3 September 2009, Force India announced that they were releasing Fisichella from his contract to allow him to race for Ferrari for the remainder of the season.

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35. Force India finished the race in second position, less than a second behind Kimi Raikkonen earning Force India's first ever points and podium position.

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36. Force India gained their first pole position in Formula One at the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, when Fisichella qualified fastest.

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37. Force India retained the same drivers for the 2009 season.

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38. Force India finished the season tenth place in the Constructors' Championship, and Fisichella achieved the best finish of tenth at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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