Indian Air Force: Is Rafale Jet More Powerful Than Pakistan’s F-16?

Rafale fighter jets are likely to be deployed in Ladakh sector as part of IAF’s efforts to enhance operational capabilities along the LAC with China.

Jessica David

July 29, 2020

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According to reports, the warplanes that rained bombs at Al-Watiya airbase in western Libya were Rafale fighter jets, which means the attack was carried out either by France or Egypt as they are the only two countries within the range of the base that possess this type of aircraft. Pakistan must be following this development closely as India is also getting the Rafale fighter jets and the bombings on Turkish airbase reveal that Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) F-16s are no match for the French fighter jets. Supplied by the US, they are the most sophisticated fighter jets of PAF.

With the Indian Air Force (IAF) getting Rafale, the PAF will not be able to carry out any aggressive move against India. Notably, the first batch of six Rafale fighter jets will arrive here today. The delivery of the aircraft was earlier supposed to have been done by May end but it got delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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