Rajnath Singh and the French Minister of Defense will land at Ambala Air Force Station in a short while to attend induction ceremony of Rafale jets.
The 5 Rafale modern fighter aircraft purchased from France will be inducted into the Air Force at the Ambala Airforce Station today, 43 days after Rafale it arrived in India. There will be an air-show after the initial Pooja ceremony. The ceremonies will last 6 hours. French Minister of Defense Florence Parle will also attend the program along with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
Florence Parle with Rajnath Singh has left Delhi for Ambala.
The Air Force has completed preparations to make the ceremony historic. Rajnath Singh and the French Minister of Defense will land at Ambala Air Force Station in a short while. This will be followed by an air show at 10:30 am. Several aircraft will be flown as a part of the airshow. Dhruv helicopter’s Sarang team will also perform tricks. Earlier in 2016 also Sarang team had participated in an air show in Ambala.
Indigenous Tejas will also perform for the first time in Ambala. Tejas aircrafts have delta wings like Rafale. Apart from these, Jaguar and Sukhoi-30 will also perform.
Rafale will join 17 Golden Arrow Squadron
Rafale Fighter Jet’s formal entry into the 17 Golden Arrow squadron in Ambala will be recorded in the pages of history. After 17 years, a defense minister is attending a major function at Ambala Airforce Station. Earlier in August 2003, George Fernandes, who was the Defense Minister in the NDA government, flew from Ambala in a MiG-21 Bison at the age of 73.