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Touchdown of Rafale Combat Aircrafts Mark the Beginning Of A New Era In Indian Military History: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Lawstreet Journal 30 Jul 2020 10:30pm

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Rafale makes history as the first imported fighter jet to be introduced in the army since the late 90s when Sukhoi-30s were imported from Russia.

46 months after the deal of €7.87 billion was made, five Rafale fighter jets made it to the Ambala airbase on the afternoon of July 29, 2020. This event took place with the attendance of the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) R.K.S. Bhadauria. 

“The touchdown of Rafale combat aircraft in India marks the beginning of a new era in our Military History. These multirole aircraft will revolutionalize the capabilities of the IAF,” noted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in a series of posts on Twitter.

“The Rafale jets were purchased when they fully met the operational requirements of the IAF,” he observed. “I would like to add, if it is anyone who should be worried about or critical about this new capability of the IAF, it should be those who want to threaten our territorial integrity”, he noted.

The fighter boasts a good flying performance. Its weapons, radar, and other sensors as well as its Electronic Warfare strengths stand out to be amid the best on earth. “Its arrival in India will make the IAF much stronger to deter any threat that may be posed on our country,” he said.

As soon as the jets reached the Indian Ocean, lead ship of the Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyers INS Kolkata got in touch and wished them happy landing. Following this, they were accompanied by 2 Su-30MKI fighters as they… Continue Reading...


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