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Third Batch of Rafale aircraft lands in India


The third batch of three Rafale aircraft landed at an IAF base a short while ago, an official tweet by the Indian Air Force informed.

They flew over 7000 km with in-flight refuelling.

The aircraft got airborne earlier in the day from Istres Air Base in France.

IAF deeply appreciates the tanker support provided by UAE Air Force, the tweet added.

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Second batch of Rafale arrive in India

The second batch of IAF Rafale aircraft arrived in India at 8:14 pm today after flying non-stop from France, the Indian Air Force informed through a tweet.

The Rafale jets took off directly from Istres in France, accompanied by French Air Force mid-air refuelling aircraft. 

The first fleet of five Rafale fighter jets landed at Haryana's Ambala airbase on 29th of July and was formally inducted in 17 Squadron "Golden Arrows" at the Air Force Station, Ambala on 10th of September. 

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Indian Air Force formally inducts Rafale Aircraft in 17 Squadron Golden Arrows

The Indian Air Force today formally inducted Rafale Aircraft in 17 Squadron "Golden Arrows" at Air Force Station, Ambala. The ceremony also marked the full operational entry of Rafale into the Indian Air Force. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French Defence Minister Florence Parly were Chief Guests for the event. Both the chief guests unveiled the fighter aircraft, thereby completing its formal induction in the Indian Air Force. 

Mr Singh stated that the induction of Rafale fighter jets in IAF is a big and momentous occasion for India. 

He also said that Rafale with its multi-role capabilities can perform a variety of tasks including Air Superiority missions and precision strikes against enemies. He expressed confidence that the capabilities and technological edge acquired with Rafale induction will revolutionise the IAF capabilities. 

"The induction of Rafale is a strong message for the world and especially for those who challenge India’s sovereignty. The induction is a very important step in light of the prevailing security conditions that prevail, or I would say, that have been created along India’s borders," Mr Singh stated. 

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Indian Air Force to formally induct Rafale aircraft today

The Indian Air Force will formally induct the Rafale aircraft today at Air Force Station, Ambala. 

The aircraft will be part of 17 Squadron, the "Golden Arrows". The first five Indian Air Force Rafale aircraft arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala from France on 27th July 2020.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Mrs Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France, will be the Chief Guest for the event. 

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO along with other senior officers of Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces will be present to mark this very important milestone in the history of the IAF.

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First fleet of five Rafale jets land at Ambala air base

The first fleet of five Rafale fighter jets landed at Haryana's Ambala air base today, after covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km. They were received by the Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. The five Rafales, which consist of three single-seater and two twin-seater jets, will be part of the IAF's No 17 squadron, also termed as the "Golden Arrows."

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First lot of Rafale Jets leave France

First lot of 5 Rafale Jets out of the total 36 flew out of france today. They would reach India on 29th July. The Rafale jets would cover a distance of nearly 7,000 km to India with air-to-air refuelling and a single stop at a French airbase in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). These jets will officially be inducted and join the Indian Air Force fleet in Haryana's Ambala.

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IAF to induct 5 Rafale jets at Ambala air base on July 29th

The first batch of five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale is likely to arrive in India by end July of 2020. The aircraft will be inducted at Air Force Station Ambala on 29th of July subject to weather conditions. IAF aircrew and ground crew have undergone comprehensive training on the aircraft, including its highly advanced weapons systems.

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7 Rafale jets to reach India next year

Defence Minister Mr Rajnath Singh said, 7 Rafale jets would reach India next year by April-May. He further said, The aircraft is capable of reaching up to the speed of 1800 kmph. I flew in a Rafale jet at the speed of 1300 kmph. The credit for the successful acquisition of the jets goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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India Signs $8.7 bn deal for 36 Rafale Fighter Jet

India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France for around $8.7 billion (Rs 59,000 crore approx), the country's first major acquisition of combat planes. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the agreement with his Indian counterpart, Manohar Parrikar, in New Delhi, ending almost 18 months of wrangling over terms between New Delhi and manufacturer Dassault Aviation.

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