The fleet landed at Al Dhafra airbase on Monday within the UAE after flying for over seven hours from the Merignac airbase. it absolutely wasthe sole stopover by the jets while flying from France to India. The jets were also refulled mid-air from a French tanker at a height of 30,000 feet.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweets first visuals of Rafalt fighter jets The Defence Minister put out a tweet with “five Rafales escorted by 02 SU30 MKIs as they enter the Indian air space”.
Chief of Air Staff RKS Bhadauria are going to be at the strategically key Ambala air station to receive the Rafale jets, India’s first major acquisition of fighter planes in over twenty years. A Rs 59,000-crore deal was signed on September 23, 2016 for 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace major Dassault Aviation.
The Rafale jets are India’s first major acquisition of fighter planes in over twenty years, and that they are expected to significantly boost the Indian Air Force’s combat capabilities.