The third batch of three Rafale fighter jets of the Indian Air Power (IAF) reached the Jamnagar airbase from France round 8.30 pm on Wednesday
The Indian Air Power will get three extra Rafale fighter jets including to the present fleet of eight . With the induction of those plane, the variety of Rafale fighter jets has elevated to eleven.
India’s third consignment of three Rafale fighter jet is scheduled to affix the Indian Air Power’s solitary Rafale squadron.
The third set of deliveries of the French-origin plane took off from France
on Wednesday and arrived on the Jamnagar airbase round 8.30 pm on Wednesday.
“Three extra Rafale jets take off from Flag of France for a continuous flight to
India with mid-air refuelling by UAE MRTT; Including extra power to Flag of
India’s air energy. Wishing our wonderful pilots easy flight & secure touchdown
with very good fighter jets,” the Indian Embassy in France tweeted on Wednesday.
Three extra #Rafale jets take off from 🇫🇷 for a non cease flight to 🇮🇳 with mid air refueling by UAE MRTT; Including extra power to 🇮🇳’s air energy.
India has signed an inter-governmental take care of France to purchase 36 of those
fighter jets at a price of Rs. 59,000 crores in September 2016.
Whereas the primary squadron of the Rafale jets might be operational from Ambala
airbase, the second might be based mostly at Hashimara in West Bengal to fight
the Chinese language risk. The brand new fleet might be a part of 17 Squadron of the IAF which
was resurrected on September 10, 2020.
The newly inducted Rafale jets had been featured for the primary time within the
Republic Day parade on Tuesday because it carried out the ‘Vertical Charlie’