5 THINGS You Need to Know About The Rafale Jets into IAF at Ambala: The Indian Air Force ALSO sets, in the presence of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday in the airfield of Ambala to officially induce its new Rafale fighter jets. The ceremony will be attended by Florence Parly, the French Minister of Defense, and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadouria. The two ministers can meet on the edge of the case, according to the officials. Therefore, here are five things about the new warplanes in India you should know.
The airbase at Ambala arrived on July 29, five out of 36 Rafales ordered by IAF. Hence, In September 2016, India ordered jets from France for Rs 59,000 crore under a government-to-government contract. The Rafales and the pilots on arrival were on greet by the air chief and other officials of the IAF but on 10 September a formal induction ceremony takes place. These Rafale jets belong to the IAF Squadron Number 17, also known as The Golden Arrows.
The officials said that the next batch consisting of 3 or 4 Rafale jets is scheduled to enter Ambala from France in October. At the end of 2021, all deliveries are concluded.
New Indian Rafale fighters, also, are going to greatly boost the offensive air force’s ability to carry an amazing payload, said analysts, with their sophisticated armaments, high-tech sensors, superior radars for target tracking and detection.
The Rafale weaponry covers Meteor, air-to-air missiles outside visual ranges, Mica, air-to-air missiles multi-mission, Scalp as well as cruise missiles, waves that allow fighter pilots from the standing areas to strike air and ground targets and fill a considerable gap inability.
Officials said that in the light of India’s overall strategy to reinforce its military presence in the region, the IAF will deploy its new Rafale fighters in Ladakh as a result of tensive border confrontations between Indian and Chinese powers and the military tension has risen in recent weeks.
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