First Batch Of 5 Rafale Jets Takes Off From France For India; Other Top Stories

Updated: July 28, 2020 08:07 IST

The first batch of five Rafale jets flew out of France today and will arrive in India on Wednesday, July 29, when the fighter jets will officially be inducted and join the Indian Air Force fleet in Haryana's Ambala. The fighter jets, built by French aviation firm Dassault, took off from the Merignac airbase in southern France's Bordeaux today and landed safely at Al Dhafra airbase in the UAE after a sortie of more than seven hours.

First Batch Of 5 Rafale Jets Takes Off From France For India; Other Top Stories
Five Rafale fighter jets of the 36 ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) took off from Merignac in France and will reach their home base in Ambala on July 29 after a stopover at the Al Dhafra airbase near Abu Dhabi - a move that will boost rapid deployment of the jets to upgrade India's ageing air power amid tensions with neighbouring China and Pakistan. Hindustan Times
First Batch Of 5 Rafale Jets Takes Off From France For India; Other Top Stories
The political tug-of-war in Rajasthan continued on Monday with governor Kalraj Mishra saying that an Assembly session can be called at a short notice only if the state government says that there needs to be a trust vote, otherwise MLAs should be given three weeks, or 21-day notice in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The Asian Age
First Batch Of 5 Rafale Jets Takes Off From France For India; Other Top Stories
Five Rafale fighter jets operated by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots took off from Merignac in France on Monday morning for India in a big boost to country's air power at a time of military stand-off with China. Deccan Chronicle

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com