Five French-made multirole Rafales were inducted today into the Indian Air Force's "Golden Arrows" Squadron at the Ambala Air Force Station, the country's oldest Air Force base built in 1919. A Rafale fighter jet flew above the airbase as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly watched it from afar. Along with the Rafale, other fighter jets including the Russian-origin Sukhoi-30MKIs participated in the flypast. The first batch of five Rafales is being inducted at a time when India is engaged in an escalating border row with China in eastern Ladakh. "New bird in the arsenal of IAF," the Air Force tweeted this morning.