India All Set To Receive First Batch Of The Powerful Rafale Fighter Jets

Indian Air Force pilots fly 5 Rafale jets from France to India. Superior aircraft will strengthen Indian defence system.

Raghav N

July 28, 2020

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has all reasons to celebrate as they are set to receive the first batch of the powerful Rafale fighter jets, that have left from France today. A total of five jets, operated by trained IAF Pilots will layover at the Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi, before finally landing at the Ambala Air Base in India, on July 29. The squad to India is equipped with mid-air refueling.

Jawed Ashraf, Indian Ambassador to France, was present at the Merignac airport in France. He spoke about the aircrafts adding strength to India’s defence capabilities.

Meanwhile, China is seemingly tensed as it waits for the delivery of the S400 missile defence system from Russia, which has been temporarily suspended by the latter.

With the ongoing tension between India and China, this acquisition will be a game-changer for India. Known for it’s superior air power, the Rafale jet is well-equipped to take on the J-20 fighter jet used by the Chinese.

The Rafale fighter jets will be a part of the 17th squadron of the IAF, called the Golden Aero.

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