5 Rafale aircraft have flown from France to India between China and China. They will be part of the Indian Air Force in Ambala, Haryana on 29 July. These fighter jets flew from France will be refueled in the UAE before reaching India. The Embassy of India in France shared the photos, stating that the new Rafale is flying from France to join the Indian fleet.
This is the first batch of 36 modern and powerful Rafale aircraft purchased from France. The aircraft will reach India on Wednesday. 12 pilots and engineers of the Indian Air Force have been trained. The Indian Ambassador to France met the pilots before taking off.
The Air Force, which is going to include the first batch of Rafale jet warships in its fleet amid the ongoing deadlock with China on the eastern Ladakh border, also considered to deploy new generation air-to-ground missiles of up to 60 km of them. Still working. The aircraft is capable of carrying a wide variety of powerful weapons.
In 2016, the Indian government signed 36 fighter Rafale aircraft from France for 60,000 crore rupees. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first Rafale aircraft at an airbase in France on 8 October last year. Now the five planes coming to India were supposed to arrive in May itself, but there was some delay due to Corona virus epidemic.
Of the 36 fighter jets, 18 will be delivered by February 2021, while the remaining aircraft are expected to be delivered by April-May 2022. Rajnath Singh said in France last year, "I am told that the French word" Rafael means "typhoon". I am confident that the aircraft will make its name meaningful.