India Inducts Five New Rafale Jets Into Indian Air Force
India: As tensions are on the rise between India and China. India Inducts Five New Rafale Jets Into Indian Air Force.
The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine Aircraft, This is the first batch of Rafales to be inducted in the Indian Air Force fleet. Modi government signed a deal in September 2016, with the French government to procure 36 Rafale aircraft.
India Inducts Five New Rafale Jets Into Indian Air Force in a formal ceremony held at Ambala Airforce Base. Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterpart French Minister were also present in the ceremony.
The induction came at a crucial time when Indian and Chinese forces are at each other’s throat in Ladakh.
Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets after they tried to cross the LOC last year. Many Indian analysts believe that India wouldn’t have to face the embarrassment if they had Rafale Aircrafts.