Cricket takes again seat as lieutenant colonel Dhoni hails Rafale jets induction into IAF

Dubai, September 10

World Cup-winning former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday hailed the induction of Rafale jets into the Indian Air Force, saying the “potent bird’s lethality will only increase” within the arms of IAF pilots.

Even if that’s the case for a quick whereas, cricket was meant to take a again seat for the honourary lieutenant colonel within the Territorial Army, who holds pricey something that’s associated to the army.

An excited Dhoni promptly expressed his delight at 5 Rafale fighter jets being formally inducted into the 17 Squadron of the IAF at a glittering ceremony on the Ambala air base.

“With the Final Induction Ceremony the world’s best combat proven 4.5Gen fighter plane gets the world’s best fighter pilots. In the hands of our pilots and the mix of different aircrafts with the IAF the potent bird’s lethality will only increase,” Dhoni tweeted.

The induction ceremony was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and France minister of the armed pressure Florence Parly.

Dhoni, who just lately dropped at an finish his wonderful worldwide cricket profession, wished the 17 Squadron luck.

“Wishing The Glorious 17 Squadron (Golden Arrows) all the very best and for all of us hope the Rafale beats the service record of the Mirage 2000 but Su30MKI remains my fav and the boys get new target to dogfight with and wait for BVR engagement till their upgrade to Super Sukhoi.”

Dhoni, 39, is at the moment in Dubai and is making ready to guide his workforce Chennai Super Kings within the Indian Premier League starting on September 19. The occasion has been moved to the UAE due to rising COVID-19 instances in India.

Before arriving in Ambala, France’s minister of armed forces obtained a ceremonial Guard of Honour at New Delhi.

IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) RKS Bhadauria was additionally current on the induction ceremony.

This is the primary imported fighter jet to be inducted into service for the reason that Sukhoi-30s from Russia within the late 90s. PTI


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