The first batch of 5 Rafale jets lands at Ambala airbase

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shared a video

Five Rafale fighter jets have arrived at Ambala air force station today. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shared a video of the fighter jets landing at the airbase on twitter. The minister also shared a video of water salute. 3 jets are single-seater where two are twin-seater. All the fighter jets were flown by Indian Air Force pilots. The fighter jets reached Ambala after covering a distance of 7000 KM. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria received all 5 raffle fighter jets.

After the jets safely landed at Amabala Air Force station, Rajnath Singh expressed his reaction on his twitter handle.

The Defence Minister praised and thanked PM Narendra Modi saying Rafale jets could purchased only because he took the right decision to get the air crafts through an Inter-Government agreement with France

also twitted, “I would like to add, if it is anyone who should be worried about or critical about this new capability of the Indian Air Force, it should be those who want to threaten our territorial integrity.” “Rafale jets were purchased when they fully met the operational requirements of the IAF. The baseless allegations against this procurement have already been answered and settled.” and “This aircraft has very good flying performance and its weapons, radar and other sensors and Electronic Warfare capabilities are amongst best in the world. Its arrival in India will make the IAF much stronger to deter any threat that may be posed on our country.”

Rafale deal. India had signed a deal of 59 thousand crore rupees with France four years ago to buy 36 Rafale aircraft. But now five Rafale aircraft have come to India.

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