The primary batch of 5 Rafale multirole fighter jets can be formally inducted into the Indian Air Drive at 10 am in Ambala air base in Haryana as we speak. The primary batch of 5 Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29, almost 4 years after India signed an inter-governmental settlement with France to purchase 36 jets for Rs 59,000 crore. A standard water cannon salute can be given to the Rafale fleet earlier than its ceremonial induction into the 17 Squadron, IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Indranil Nandi mentioned.
Listed below are some photographs of the Rafale induction ceremony to happen at 10am:
The plane can be a part of 17 Squadron, the ‘Golden Arrows’