Indian Air Force: First Batch Of Rafale Fighter Jets To Arrive In Ambala On July 29

The “game-changer” aircraft will be conducted at Air Force Station, Ambala, Haryana, on July 29, subject to weather, said the Indian Air Force.

Jessica David

July 21, 2020

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On Monday, the Indian Air Force said that the first batch of Rafale is likely to arrive in India by the end of this month and the fighter jets are slated for induction at Air Force Station, Ambala, on July 29. A Defence Ministry release said, “The first batch of five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale is likely to arrive in India by the end of July 2020. The aircraft will be inducted at Air Force Station Ambala on July 29, subject to weather. The final induction ceremony will take place in the second half of August 2020.” It said, post-arrival, efforts will focus on operationalisation of the aircraft at the earliest.

The Defence Ministry said, “IAF crew and ground crew have undergone comprehensive training on the aircraft, including its highly advanced weapons systems and are fully operational now.” The Air Force Commanders’ Conference will be held from July 22 to 24 at Air Headquarters in Delhi. The conference will be chaired by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. The “game-changer” aircraft is said to be an asset for the Indo-China border military dispute.

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