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India’s first 5 Rafales arrive at Ambala Air Force Station

India gets its first batch of 5 Rafale Jets which arrived at Ambala Air Force Station on 29 July, taking a step ahead of nation’s long awaited French built fighter jets.

The combat aircraft took off from Dassault’s Merignac site on 27 July, flown by Indian Air Force Pilots , with refuelling support provided by a French air force Airbus Defence & Space A330 Phenix multi-role tanker transport.

It was followed by a halt in UAE at Al Dhafra Air Base, touching down India on 29 July.

Rafale Ambala

Indian Airforce releases images of the batch which comprises of 3 single seater (RAFALE C Fighters) and a pair of 2 seater Bs.

The new batch took India’s total to 36 aircraft, comprising of 28 single and 8 double Bs.

Indian Rafales

Dassault clarified that it had provided complete training to Indian Pilots and technicians with the participation of French Air Force.

In spite of the pandemic Covid-19, the delivery of the batch was smooth and on time.

 

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