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In pics | A look at Rafale jets, 5 of which have landed in India

Updated : 2020-07-30 00:10:31

India on Wednesday received first batch of Rafale multi-role fighter aircraft. The aircraft, considered to be one of the most potent combat jets globally, landed at the Ambala Air Force base at around 3:10 PM, nearly four years after India inked an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 Rafales.

India on Wednesday received first batch of Rafale multi-role fighter aircraft. The aircraft, considered to be one of the most potent combat jets globally, landed at the Ambala Air Force base at around 3:10 PM, nearly four years after India inked an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 Rafales.
India on Wednesday received first batch of Rafale multi-role fighter aircraft. The aircraft, considered to be one of the most potent combat jets globally, landed at the Ambala Air Force base at around 3:10 PM, nearly four years after India inked an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 Rafales.
The fleet, which took off from Merignac airbase in French port city of Bordeaux on Monday morning, had a planned stopover at Al Dhafra airbase in the UAE and began its onward journey Wednesday moring.
The fleet, which took off from Merignac airbase in French port city of Bordeaux on Monday morning, had a planned stopover at Al Dhafra airbase in the UAE and began its onward journey Wednesday moring.
Rafale jets were escorted by two Sukhoi 30 MKIs after they entered the Indian air space.
Rafale jets were escorted by two Sukhoi 30 MKIs after they entered the Indian air space.
The Rafale jets, known for air-superiority and precision strikes, are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 year after the Sukhoi jets were imported from Russia in 1997.
The Rafale jets, known for air-superiority and precision strikes, are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 year after the Sukhoi jets were imported from Russia in 1997.
The fleet, comprising three single seater and two twin seater aircraft, are being inducted into the IAF as part of its Ambala-based No 17 Squadron, also known as the 'Golden Arrows'.
The fleet, comprising three single seater and two twin seater aircraft, are being inducted into the IAF as part of its Ambala-based No 17 Squadron, also known as the 'Golden Arrows'.
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