Amid ongoing tensions with China over the LAC, the strength of the Indian Air Force is set to increase, with 3-4 fighter jets arriving at the Air Force base in Ambala, Haryana in the first week of November.
This will be the second consignment of Rafale to arrive in India from France. The first consignment of 5 Rafale aircraft arrived in India on 28 July, which was officially inducted into the Air Force by Prime Minister Modi on 10 September.
According to government sources, the second batch of Raphael’s 3 to 4 aircraft is arriving in India from France in the first week of November, and preparations are underway in the country before it arrives.
He said that after the incorporation of these fighter jets, 8-9 fighter jets in the present condition would come to the Indian Air Force, which would be operational in the next few days. The earlier Raphael fighter jets have been deployed in Ladakh.
Assistant Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Ann under Annual Routine Meeting. A team led by Tiwari is currently in France to review the project, Indian pilots are undergoing training in France, and will complete the training phase by March 2021.
The Air Force will deploy one squadron each of the Raphael aircraft at Ambala Camp in Haryana and Hashimara in West Bengal. Given the immediate needs on the East and West fronts, this can be met.