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Three Rafale fighter jets will reach India in the first week of April

new Delhi: The Indian Air Force fleet is soon to consist of 10 more Rafale fighter jets. According to the information received, three Rafale fighter jets will reach India in the first week of April. India had signed 36 Rafale deals with France, out of which 11 Rafale have reached India so far.

The Rafale who have reached India are part of the Golden Arrow Squadron at Ambala. Another 10 Rafale aircraft are to come, they will be stationed at Hashimara in West Bengal. With this, the number of these aircraft will now be 21. The three Rafale fighter jets will arrive in India in the next two to three days, flying directly from France.

After that we will get 7-8 fighter jets in the second half of next month. “This will greatly boost our ability to fulfill our missions,” senior government sources told ANI. The aircraft were inducted into the Air Force fleet in July – August last year and were operated by the Air Force at least in time.

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The aircraft was also deployed to patrol eastern Ladakh and other fronts along the Chinese border. After arriving in the country from France, the aircraft will be stationed at Ambala and some of them will later be sent to Hashimara, where the process of starting a second squadron has already started.

India ordered 36 fighter jets from France in September 2016 and by the end of April more than 50 percent of these fighter aircraft have arrived in India. India is now going to place orders for 114 multirole fighter jets of indigenously developed Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft, whose seven squadrons will join the Air Force over the next 15–20 years.

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The second set of Rafale fighter jets reached India in November, after the aircraft were formally inducted in September. Twin-engine Rafale jets are capable of carrying out a variety of missions including ground and sea attack, air defense and air superiority, reconnaissance and nuclear strike.

Rafael, carrying long-range airborne missiles, has given an edge over the Chinese and Pakistani rivals of Indian aircraft. Aircraft equipped with Hammer missiles have enhanced their ability to carry out air strikes like Balakot.


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