The batch of first five Rafale fighter jets is expected to reach the Ambala airbase by noon.
Ambala| After covering a distance of 7000 kilometers from France, first batch of 5 Rafale fighter jets will land in India for the first time. The fighter jets will land at Ambala airbase. This aircraft, which has the power to carry nuclear weapons, is the only fighter aircraft in the world that has the power to destroy the enemy even from a height of 55 thousand feet. Significantly, its induction in the IAF is expected to give an upper hand to India since neither Pakistan nor China have similar capacity aircrafts with them.
Yesterday, IAF had shared images of mid-air refuelling of Rafale jets.
Indian Air Force appreciates the support provided by French Air Force for our Rafale journey back home. @Armee_de_lair @Indian_Embassy @Dassault_OnAir #Rafale#IndianAirForce pic.twitter.com/7Ec8oqOJmr
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 28, 2020
Rafale is expected to reach the Ambala airbase by noon. In the batch of 5 aircraft, the first aircraft will be inducted by the commanding officer of the 17th Golden Arrow Squadron of the Air Force and Shaurya Chakra winner Group Captain Harkirat Singh. A number of Western Air Command officers, including Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhaduria, will also be present at the Ambala Air Force Station for the reception.
Families of Pilots who flew Rafale to India will also be present on the occasion. The aircrafts will be given a ‘water salute’ after landing. The five Rafales will then be put in a row. This will be followed by military ceremonies. Section 144 will remain in force around the airforce station during the landing. The use of drone cameras for 3 kilometers will also be prevented.