New Delhi, July 29
In historic moments for the Indian Air Force, the primary batch of 5 Rafale fight jets on Wednesday entered the Indian air house on its option to Ambala airbase from France, officers stated.
The fleet landed at Al Dhafra airbase on Monday within the UAE after flying for over seven hours from the Merignac airbase. It was the one stopover by the jets whereas flying from France to India.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s workplace stated the Rafales are escorted by two Sukhoi 30 MKIs after they entered the Indian air house.
The jets had been additionally refulled mid-air from a French tanker at a peak of 30,000 ft.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will obtain the fleet at Ambala.
The Rafale jets are India’s first main acquisition of fighter planes in over 20 years, and they’re anticipated to considerably increase the Indian Air Force’s fight capabilities. PTI