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Rafale Jets Take To Skies In France For Non-Stop Flight To India

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A proper induction of the fleet occurred final September at Ambala.

New Delhi:

Three Rafale jets sure to India have taken to the skies in France, the Indian Embassy within the European nation has tweeted. It has additionally launched a video that reveals the most recent batch of the multi-role fighter planes taking off. The UAE will refuel the jets mid-air because the plane are scheduled to fly continuous to India.

“Another batch of Rafale took to the skies on non-stop flight to India with mid-air refuelling by UAE. Indian air power grows further,” the Indian Embassy tweeted.

India is to obtain 36 Rafale jets from France’s Dassault Aviation, per the inter-governmental deal. India had acquired the primary batch of 5 planes in July final yr, 4 years after the settlement.  A second batch of three Rafale jets arrived in India on November three final yr, whereas a 3rd batch of three extra jets joined arrived in India on January 27 this yr.

A proper induction of the fleet occurred final September at Ambala.  

The jets are able to carrying potent weapons like MBDA’s Meteor past visible vary air-to-air missile, Scalp cruise missile and MICA weapons system will drastically improve India’s aerial firepower.

The Indian Air Force can also be procuring a brand new era medium-range modular air-to-ground weapon system Hammer to combine with the Rafale jets.

The first squadron of the Rafale plane is stationed on the Ambala air base.  The second squadron is predicted to be stationed at West Bengal’s Hasimara.

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