Three more Rafale jets to India today


New Delhi: Three more Rafale fighter jets are coming to our country today. Landing in Gujarat at around seven o’clock in the evening. These three Rafale jets will reach India directly from France. An Airbus 330 multi-roll transporter tanker from the United Arab Emirates Air Force will fuel these jets in the sky.

Three Rafale jets will be added to the Golden Arrow Squadron at the Ambala Air Force Station in Haryana. This brings the number of Rafale fighter jets in the squadron to 14. Nine more Rafale jets will arrive in India in April. Five of these jets will be added to the Hashimara Air Base in West Bengal. A squadron consists of 18 jets.

According to an agreement with Dassault Aviation in France, 36 fighter jets will arrive in India. The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived on July 29 last year, the second batch of three Rafale jets on November 3 last year and the third batch of three Rafale jets on January 27 this year.