New Delhi: Indian Airforce is going to get three more Rafale fighter jets today. The three Rafale aircraft will land at Ambala airbase by evening after taking flight from France. Earlier, the first fleet of five Rafale fighter jets reached India on 28 July. He was inducted into the Indian Air Force on 10 September. India has contracted to buy 36 Rafale aircraft from France.
Currently, with the landing of three new fighter jets, the number of Rafale aircraft in India will be 8. Rafale fighter jets have already been deployed. He was posted in Ladakh amidst deadlock with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Indian Air Force pilots are being trained in France in different batches for Rafale fighter aircraft. The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation reached India on July 28.
The fleet had halted in the UAE after take off from France, where it had refuelled. When Rafael's first batch was inducted into the Air Force, then Defense Minister Rajnath Singh called it a game-changer. He claimed that the Air Force along with Rafael has gained an edge in the level of technology. It is a fighter aircraft equipped with the latest weapons and superior sensors.