A team of Indian Air Force guide by Air vice Marshal is in now in France to scrutinise the progress of the Rafale project because the second group of Rafale fighter jets is set to arrive at their headquarters in Ambala in the following weeks. The IAF officials said that, ” The next group of three or four Rafale fighter jets is relied upon to show up in the following weeks and will additionally support the IAF’s ability to quickly send the Rafale fighter jets in the midst of strains with neighboring China and Pakistan.We are expecting three or four Rafale jets to be transported in every two months, with all the planes would definitely join the Indian Air Force’s advanced 17th squadron of Golden Arrows by the year end”.
The Indian Air Force had already ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets. Just only five of them have already reached the Ambala air force station, Haryana on July 29. On 10 September five Rafale jets were stopover at the Al Dhafra air base, Abu Dhabi. There were took place a formal induction ceremony of the fighter jets. The Rafale fighter jets drafted into the Indian Air Force in 23 years after the Russian Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets entered administration in June 1997—have fundamentally improved the hostile capacities of the Indian Air Force.
India is now operating those Rafale fighter jets in the Ladakh, tackle against the China. Indian Air Force’s Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria said that, ” The combination of Rafale contender jets got a stage equipped with cutting edge weapons, sensors and advances that gave the IAF an operational and innovative edge. Joined with redesigned operational capacities of our present combat fleet, it enables us to shoot first and strike profound and hard, even in challenged airspace”.
The Rafale fighter jets were requested from France in September 2016 under a legislature to-government bargain worth Rs 59,000 crore.