The first batch of Rafale aircraft has entered the Indian Airspace and will soon land on Ambala’s airbase. Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKH Bhadauria would receive the first batch of aircraft arriving from France.
At around 02:16 pm, 5 Rafale jets are being escorted by two Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Air-force. After entering the Indian Airspace, Indian Naval warship has welcomed the ‘game-changing’ Rafale fighter jets on Wednesday afternoon. “May you touch the sky with glory. Happy landings,” INS Kolkata was heard in a radio message to Rafale jets. To this, the Rafale pilot wished ‘Fair winds’ to the Indian Naval warship.
With the addition of five new planes, the IAF’s squadron strength has now reached 31. Defence and security analysts have termed the Rafale a game-changing acquisition for the Indian Air Force as the aircraft is capable of carrying out a variety of missions. The fighter jets can be used for ground and sea attacks and can also carry out electronic warfare, air defence, ground support and in-depth strikes.
After this news broke out, social media has been flooded with several reactions. Users have started sharing their happiness and also started trolling China & Pakistan as Indian Air Force received one of the world’s most dangerous fighter jet.
Spooked by India’s Rafale fighter jets, Pakistan foreign ministry said that New Delhi continues to amass military capabilities beyond its genuine security requirement. Islamabad further urged the world community to dissuade India from its disproportionate arms build-up which could lead to an arms race in South Asia. This is the first official reaction from Pakistan after five Rafale jets landed at Ambala Air Base yesterday.
“We have seen reports of recent acquisition of Rafale jets by Indian Air Force. It is disturbing to note that India continues to amass military capabilities beyond its genuine security requirement. Transfer of advanced systems, where there is an open intention of conversion into nuclear delivery platforms, calls into question the commitment of international suppliers to non-proliferation commitments. While remaining opposed to any arms race in South Asia, Pakistan cannot remain oblivious to these developments and remains confident of its ability to thwart any ill-considered act of aggression,”Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui
It is to be noted that since 1997 when the Sukhoi Su-30 jets were imported from Russia, Rafale Jets are India’s first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 years.
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