New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet will join 16 Rafale fighter aircraft by April 2021. Adding to its strength. The Air Force already has five Rafale fighter jets, which have been inducted into the Golden Arrow Squadron 17 at Ambala.
Strength of Indian Air Force:
Safran, France’s largest jet engine manufacturer, has agreed to manufacture fighter engines and parts in India. People aware of this matter gave this information on Tuesday. This will further strengthen the Indian Air Force amid the ongoing deadlock over LAC with China.
Three more Rafale in addition:
Three of the 16 Rafale aircraft will reach India on 5 November. The three Rafale aircraft will fly directly to India from the Dassault Aviation assembly. Assembly plant at the Bordeaux-Marignac facility in southwest France. According to senior government officials, this time these aircraft will not land anywhere because these fighter jets will refueled in the air during the flight.
Five Rafale jets landed at Ambala Airbase of India on July 29 via Abu Dhabi, which is currently part of Squadron 17 of the Indian Air Force. The five Rafale landed in the United Arab Emirates. Seven Rafale fighter jets are already being used for training Indian Air Force fighter pilots in France.
Three aircraft from France in January 2021 and three aircraft in March and seven Rafale jet aircraft will reach India in April.
Rafale aircraft inducted into the Indian Air Force are already flying in Ladakh. Fighter aircraft have been seen flying in the region as part of ‘practice’ flights of the Indian Air Force.
The arrival of these fighters will boost the Indian Air Force’s ability to deal with China’s threats amid the ongoing deadlock along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.
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