Rafael’s second shipment in India has arrived on 04 November 2020. With this, the strength of the Air Force of India has increased. The three Rafale aircraft have reached India without stopping en route after flying from France. The second batch of Rafale planes arrived in India at 8:14 pm on November 04, 2020, after flying from France.
Earlier, the first fleet of five Rafale aircraft reached India on 28 July 2020. He was inducted into the Indian Air Force on 10 September 2020. With the landing of these three aircraft, the number of Rafale fighter jets in India has increased to 8. Rafale aircraft covered a distance of about 3700 nautical miles i.e. 6852.4 km.
Rafale fighter jets have already been deployed. He was posted in Ladakh amid tension with China over the Line of Actuarial Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Indian Air Force pilots are being trained in France in different batches for Rafale.
India will get a total of 21 Rafale fighter jets from France by April next year. Today it will become 8 with the landing of three aircraft. India has signed a deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets. With the delivery of 21 Rafale aircraft, there will be an unprecedented increase in the firepower of the Indian Air Force.
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Indian Air Force pilots are being trained in France in different batches for Rafale. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier described Rafale planes as game changers on the occasion of induction of the fleet into the Air Force. He said that the Air Force along with Rafael has gained an edge in the level of technology. It is a fighter aircraft equipped with the latest weapons and superior sensors. Half of these aircraft are to be kept at Ambala Airbase and half at Hashimara Airbase of West Bengal.
The Rafale aircraft is equipped with many features. This is the reason why it is included in some of the world’s strongest fighter jets. This aircraft is capable of reaching speeds of 1800 kmph.
The enemy cannot escape from Rafael’s surefire target. Rafale aircraft can take many missiles with them. The Rafale aircraft is capable of flying over the Himalayas even in extremely cold weather. This type of specialty is not there in every fighter aircraft.