Three extra Rafale fighter jets will be part of land in India immediately. The fighter jets will be part of the Golden Arrows Squadron in Ambala.The jets will fly straight from France and can be offered mod-air refuelling by the UAE.
These fighter jets will land in Gujarat at 7 PM on Wednesday. The recent induction will take the squadron’s power to 14. A squadron includes round 18 plane.
The primary batch of 5 Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29 final 12 months, almost 4 years after India signed an inter-governmental settlement with France to obtain 36 of the plane at a price of Rs 59,000 crore. The formal induction ceremony of the fleet had taken place in Ambala.
A second batch of three Rafale jets arrived in India on November three whereas a 3rd batch of one other three jets joined the IAF on January 27 this 12 months.
India is anticipated to get extra Rafale jets from France within the subsequent couple of months. The following batch of 9 Rafale fighter jets can be coming in April. Out of those, 5 can be inducted at Hashimara airbase in West Bengal.
The dual-engine Rafale jets are India’s first main acquisition of fighter planes in 23 years after the Sukhoi jets have been imported from Russia.