First batch of five Rafale jets to land in Ambala today

The first batch of the much-awaited five Rafale fighter jets that took off from France on July 27 will land in Ambala on Wednesday afternoon.

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will receive the five Rafale fighter jets in Ambala.

“Indian Air Force appreciates the support provided by French Air Force for our Rafale journey back home,” IAF tweeted.

The jets are being flown by Indian Air Force pilots. They took off from the Merignac airbase in France.

“Proud to see off first five Rafale to India – swift, nimble, versatile, advanced and lethal. Real beauty and beast! Flown by IAF Pilots – world’s best!” Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf said.

As per the IAF official, the fleet comprises three single-seater and two twin-seater aircraft.

Jawed Ashraf thanked the French Government and Dassault Aviation at the Merignac facility. He Conveyed India’s appreciation for timely delivery of the Rafale.