Three extra Rafale jets are on its solution to India from France, the Indian Embassy in France mentioned in a press release on Wednesday. The jets are on a continuous flight to India with the assistance of mid-air refuelling.
“Three extra Rafale jets take off from France for a continuous flight to India with mid-air refuelling by UAE MRTT, including extra energy to India’s air energy,” the Indian Embassy in France, mentioned.
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The third set of deliveries, this batch of Rafales will probably be adopted by three extra jets in March, and 7 extra in April. The primary batch of 5 Rafales arrived in India on July 28 and was formally inducted in September at Ambala Air Base in Haryana on September 10 by the federal government.
The second batch of Rafale plane arrived in India on November 4 after flying continuous from France.
Three extra Rafale jets take off from France for a continuous flight to India with mid-air refuelling by UAE MRTT, including extra energy to India’s air energy: Indian Embassy in France pic.twitter.com/3IldWmHGeY
— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2021
The Rafale fighter jet on Tuesday took centre stage through the Republic Day parade, with a ‘Vertical Charlie’ manouevre. The airplane flew from Rashtrapati Bhavan at a pace of 900 km/hr earlier than pulling up vertically at a 90 diploma angle and spinning three-four occasions.
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India had signed an inter-governmental settlement with France in September 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a value of round Rs 58,000 crore. The plane is able to carrying a variety of potent weapons and missiles and the primary squadron of the plane will probably be deployed at Ambala air pressure station, thought-about probably the most strategically situated bases of the IAF.