"New Bird In Arsenal": 5 Rafales  Join Air Force

"New Bird In Arsenal": 5 Rafales Join Air Force

Newsdesk |
September 10, 2020

A Rafale fighter jet flew above Ambala Air Force Station this morning as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly watched it from afar. They will shortly induct five French-made multirole Rafales into the Indian Air Force at the country's oldest IAF base, built in 1919. Along with the Rafale, other fighter jets including the Russian-origin Sukhoi-30MKIs participated in the flypast today.

New Delhi, 10 September 2020

As per news report of NDTV, the first batch of five Rafales is being inducted at a time when India is engaged in an escalating border row with China in eastern Ladakh. The multirole French-made fighter jets will become a part of the IAF's 17 Squadron "Golden Arrows". "New bird in the arsenal of IAF," the Air Force tweeted this morning. "The programme will include ceremonial unveiling of the Rafale aircraft, a traditional sarva dharma puja, air display by Rafale and Tejas aircraft as well as by the Sarang aerobatic team," an IAF spokesperson said.

Source -NDTV


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