What Does the Arrival of Rafale Jets Mean for the IAF?

Jul 29, 02:51 PM
Almost twenty years after the discussion on procuring Rafale jets had first begun, the much awaited first batch of Rafale fighter jets is finally here in India.

The jets flew out from the Merignac air base in the French port city of Bordeaux, took a one pit stop at the Al Dhafra air base in the United Arab Emirates after covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km, and landed at the Ambala air base on 29 July, to be inducted into the Indian Air Force.

As experts believes, the induction of these jets in IAF is a game changer for India. But why exactly is it important for the IAF? With simmering tensions at the border, are these jets likely to be deployed in Ladakh?

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