Five Rafale Fighter Jets to join Indian Air Force Today (PC: Social Media)
New Delhi: Fighter plane Rafale will join the Indian Air Force today. 5 Rafale fighter jets brought from stock will be handed over to Indian Airforce officially. They will form part of the 17th Squadron, the “Golden Arrow”.
A grand program is to be organized at Ambala airbase on this occasion. The Defense Minister of France along with Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will also attend the ceremony.
Defence Minister will attend the ceremony:
The program will start at 10:15 am on Thursday. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, CDS Bipin Rawat and Chief of the Indian Air Force RKS Bhadauria will attend the ceremony. French Defense Minister Florence Parley and officials of the company making Rafael will also be present as special guests.
After this, there will be Sarva Dharma Puja on Rafale at Ambala Airbase. Then fly past will be started. During this, Rafale will show his strength to fly in the sky. The Defense Minister will address the country on this occasion.
On this occasion there will also be an air display of indigenous aircraft Tejas with Rafael. It is being told that the Sarang aerobatic team will salute Rafale with a unique feat. Sukhoi and Jaguar fight aircraft can also fly past. Finally, the Water Cannon salute will be given to Rafale aircraft.
An intergovernmental agreement was signed between India and France for the purchase of 36 fighter jets at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore, nearly four years later, on July 29, the first batch of five Rafale fighter jets reached India.
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