Indian Air Force receives second batch of 3 Rafale aircraft after flying non-stop from France

Indian Air Force received the second batch of three Rafale combat aircraft as the jets landed in Jamnagar in Gujarat after flying non-stop from France.

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The aircrafts got airborne from Istres airbase in France and flew non-stop for over eight hours.


IAF tweeted as,"The second batch of three Rafale aircraft got airborne from Istres airbase in France and flew for over eight hours before landing at an IAF base. They covered a distance of over 3700 nautical miles with three in-flight refuellings. IAF deeply appreciates the tanker support extended by French Air Force for the direct ferry by second batch of IAF Rafales."

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They covered a distance of over 3700 nautical miles with three in-flight refuellings. These jets are expected to reach Ambala after a day-long break at Jamnagar Air base.


The IAF is expecting three to four Rafale jets being delivered every two months.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated Indian Air Force for successfully accomplishing a highly complex mission in a professional and safe manner.


The aircraft arrived in India at 8:14 pm after flying non-stop from France.


Source: DD News