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Indian Air Force's Rafale fighter jet lands during the first day of the Aero India 2021 Airshow at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on February 3, 2021.(AFP)

IAF chief to flag off six Rafale jets from France

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 02:11 AM IST
The six Rafale warplanes were earlier scheduled to fly to India on April 28 but the event was advanced by a week to coincide with IAF chief Rakesh Bhadauria’s visit
Acting on a special request by the IAF, France has accelerated the deliveries of Rafale fighters to India. (Photo @IAF_MCC)
Acting on a special request by the IAF, France has accelerated the deliveries of Rafale fighters to India. (Photo @IAF_MCC)

Rafales, ‘beauty and beast’, are home. A look at their journey in pics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 03:41 PM IST
The new Rafale — the first imported jets to be inducted into the IAF in 23 years after the Russian Sukhoi-30 jets entered service in June 1997 — will significantly enhance the offensive capabilities of the IAF.
Midair refuelling of one of the five Rafale jets, which took off from France on Monday, on its way to India.(PTI)
Midair refuelling of one of the five Rafale jets, which took off from France on Monday, on its way to India.(PTI)

Five Rafale jets to land today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 12:51 AM IST
The fighter jets took off from Mérignac in France on Monday and had a one-day stopover at the Al Dhafra airbase near Abu Dhabi.
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