Rafale Jets In Ladakh; Rehearsal At LAC; Are We Going At War?
Having been officially inducted into service in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the five omni-role fighter jets have conducted sorties.
It was reported that the Rafale fighter jets have begun to fly in the skies over the Ladakh region amidst the ongoing volatile situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Eastern Ladakh territory. Having been inducted into service officially on September 10 in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French Defence Minister Florence Parly, the five omni-role fighter jets have already conducted some “familiarisation sorties” in the region over the recent days. The Indian Air Force (IAF) jets have been regularly patrolling the skies near the LAC amid the ongoing conflict with China.
In the course of its operations, the IAF jets have deployed its Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, Jaguar and Mirage 2000 fighter jets along with the Apache attack helicopter. A woman fighter pilot will be soon flying the Rafale fighter jet of the Indian Air Force as she is training for it. “The woman fighter pilot is one of the first three lady pilots to have been cleared for fighter flying by the Air Force,” IAF officials said. It is the first Force to have allowed women officers in combat and has the highest percentage of female officers.
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