1st batch of five Indian Air Force Rafale likely to arrive in India by July end

The first batch of five Indian Air Force Rafale is likely to arrive in India by end of this month.


New Delhi: According to Indian Air Force, the aircraft will be inducted at Air Force Station Ambala on 29th July subject to weather. On July 29, the induction ceremony of Rafale fighter aircraft is going to be held in Ambala. The 5 Rafale fighter jets of the first batch are expected to arrive in India in late July. Considering the weather conditions, this fighter aircraft is scheduled to be inducted at Ambala Air Force Center on 29 July. The final induction ceremony will take place in the second week of August.

Rafale aircraft

The Indian Air Force stated that the aircraft and ground crew had extensive training on the aircraft, including Rafale’s advanced weapon system and was fully operational. The Indian Air Force also stated that, once the Rafale fighter aircraft arrives in India, focus will be on operating the aircraft as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the Air Force Commanders’ Conference (AFCC) will be held at the Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan) in New Delhi from 22-24 July. This conference is organized on the topic “Indian Air Force in the next decade”. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the AFCC on 22 July. Also, the Secretary of Defense and Secretary Defense Production will also be present during the inauguration.

The AFCC will be headed by the Chief of the Air Force (CAS), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. During this three-day conference, the current operational scenario will be discussed and reviewed for deployment. Also, an action plan to increase the operational capacity of the Indian Air Force in the next decade will also be discussed