Five Rafale Fighter jets take off from France, to reach India on July 29

The Rafale aircraft will be refuelled once midair by a French Air Force tanker aircraft while they are on their way to an airbase in the UAE before leaving for India. 

Five Rafale Fighter jets took off from France today, on July 27, 2020 to join the Indian Air Force fleet in Ambala, Haryana on July 29th. They were flagged off by the Indian Ambassador to France from an airbase in Merignac in France.

The Indian Ambassador to France, Jawed Ashraf met and interacted with the crew piloting the fighter jets. 

The aircraft will be refuelled once midair by a French Air Force tanker aircraft while they are on their way to an airbase in the UAE before leaving for India. 

Significance

The Rafale Fighter jets will add strategic depth and strength to India’s air combat capabilities. The fighter jets armed with the long-range Meteor air to air missiles and SCALP would give India the much-needed edge over both Pakistan and China in terms of air strike capability.

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