Rafale fighter jets News
Newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft were on display during the full-dress rehearsal on Tuesday ahead of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Day parade at Hindon IAF base. The Indian Air Force Day is celebrated every year on October 8. The Paratroopers from the IAF's skydiving team ‘Akash Ganga’ underwent full dress rehearsal at Hindon Air Force base ahead of the Indian Air Force Day on October 8. 56 aircraft, including 19 fighters and seven transport aircraft along with 19 helicopters, would be taking part in aerial display during this year's Air Force Day Parade, according to a press release by the IAF.
The Rafale fighter aircraft will fly in Vijay formation along with the Jaguars. It will also fly in the ‘Transformer’ formation with the Su-30 MKI and LCA Tejas fighter aircraft during the Air Force Day parade. On the 88th anniversary of IAF, H-64E Apache, Mi-17 V5 helicopter, and IL-76 Gajraj will also soar into the sky.
A formal induction ceremony of the five Rafale fighter aircraft into the IAF's 17 Squadron, the 'Golden Arrows', will be held at the Ambala airbase in Haryana on Thursday. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence will be the chief guests for the event. The Rafale jets are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in more than two decades.
A formal induction ceremony of the Rafale fighter aircraft into the IAF will be held at the Ambala airbase in Haryana on September 10. Earlier, sources had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is most likely to attend the ceremony. The first batch of five Rafale jets, which arrived at the Ambala airbase on July 29.
PM Narendra Modi, French Defence Minister will most likely to attend Rafale induction ceremony in Ambala soon Though no official date for the induction ceremony has been finalised, sources claim that it may take place in the last week of August or first week of September The jets will be inducted into the IAF as part of its No 17 Squadron, also known as the 'Golden Arrows' The aircraft is capable of carrying a range of potent weapons European missile maker MBDA's Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and Scalp cruise missile will be the mainstay of the weapons package of the Rafale jets
A day after India welcomed its first batch of five combat-proven Rafale fighter jets, Pakistan's nefarious design was exposed yet again. Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday accused India of "disproportionate arms buildup". Trying yet again to draw unnecessary global attention, Pakistan begged that the "world community must dissuade India".
Each jet was given a special water cannon salute at the strategically-located airbase in the presence of top brass of the IAF including Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria The fleet, which took off from Merignac airbase in French port city of Bordeaux on Monday morning, had a planned stopover at Al Dhafra airbase in the UAE and began its onward journey The Rafale jets established contact with Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata in the Western Arabian Sea and were escorted by two Sukhoi 30 MKIs after they entered the Indian air space