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The batch of 3 Rafale reached India from France

The batch of 3 Rafale reached India from France

Three more Rafale jets arrived in India on Wednesday after flying non-stop from France. The aircraft were provided mid-air refueling by the air force of the United Arab Emirates.

In a significant boost for Indian Air Force (IAF), three more Rafale fighter jets reached India after flying non-stop from France on Wednesday.

IAF said.

The aircraft were provided mid-air refueling by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force,

IAF said in a tweet.

Three Rafale aircraft arrived in India a short while ago, after a direct ferry from #IstresAirBase, France.

IAF deeply appreciates the support by UAE Air Force for in-flight refuelling during the non-stop ferry.

— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 21, 2021

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 A new batch of aircraft will be part of the second squadron of IAF's of Rafale fighters.

The second squadron of rafale will start operations by July-end at Hashimara Air Force Base in West Bengal. The Rafale aircraft that have already reached Ambala flying there from next week,

The first Rafale squadron was located in the Ambala station of the Air force. It already started patrolling the borders with China in eastern Ladakh and other areas.

The squadron in Hashimara would significantly boost air preparedness against the Chinese Air Force as it will take several Chinese airfields in close range of the Indian airship.

In 2016, India signed an official agreement with France to buy 36 Rafale jets at Rs 59,000 crore.

India will now place more than 114 multirole fighter aircraft orders and produced stealth fighters Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft. Their seven squadrons would join the Air Force in the next 15-20 years.

The twin-engine Rafale jets can carry out various missions such as ground and sea attack, air defense and air superiority, surveillance, and nuclear strike deterrence.

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