Five Rafale fighter jets flew to India from France’s airbase on Monday. These aircraft are being flown by Indian Air Force pilots and will stop at the Al Dhafra airbase of the United Arab Emirates for refueling.
The five Rafale aircraft will reach Ambala airbase on Wednesday by covering an air distance of 7364 km. It is believed that next week these five aircraft will be deployed in view of the China border dispute. These five aircraft are the first consignment of the 36 aircraft agreement between India and France. So far, 12 fighter pilots of the Air Force have completed their training on the Rafale fighter jet in France. Some more are in the advanced stage of their training.