new Delhi: 5 fighter aircraft purchased from France reached India today via UAE. As soon as they reached the Indian air range, two Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft escorted them. On arrival of Rafale planes to Ambala, Air Force Chief R.K. K. s. Bhadauria received him. At the same time, PM Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also welcomed the Rafale planes in India by tweeting.
Interesting communication between pilots of Rafale planes and INS Kolkata
They were given a water salute when Rafale planes reached Ambala Air Base. Under India’s military traditions, water is splashed to honor any new military aircraft for the first time it lands. This is called water salute. There was also an interesting incident when these planes reached Ambala. When the five aircraft reached the Indian air range and approached the Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata stationed in the Arabian Sea. INS Kolkata also responded warmly and said that Arrow leader, welcome to the Indian maritime sector. On this, the Rafale pilot said thank you very much. We are confident that India’s maritime borders are safe, despite you. INS Kolkata said that you can proudly touch the heights of the sky, Happy Landing. Rafal’s pilot also said that the winds in the sea should also support you. happy hunting. This was not only a conversation between the pilots of Rafale planes, but also a message of confidence of India’s growing military strength.
PM Modi and Defense Minister Rajnath also welcomed Rafale planes
On the arrival of Rafale planes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in Sanskrit. The essence of which was that there is no virtue greater than the defense of the nation, neither is there any fast nor there is any sacrifice. At the same time, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh welcomed Rafal and said that the birds have landed safely in Ambala. Fighter aircraft in the Air Force are called Bird.
Rafale’s strategic decision to deploy in ‘Ambala’
The first five Rafale aircraft have been deployed at the ‘Ambala Airbase’ of Haryana. Its strategic importance is that through the Ambala airbase, the challenges of both China and Pakistan can be dealt with. Last year, the Mirage-2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force flew from the same Ambala airbase to carry out an air strike in Balakot, Pakistan. Ambala airbase also played an important role in the Kargil war of 1999. When IAF fighters
Around 234 flights were taken from here for the attack.
‘Ambala airbase’ strengthened to deal with both enemies
The deployment of Rafale at Ambala airbase is also important because the enemy has the most eye on this airbase. This is the reason that in the 1965 and 1971 wars, the Pakistan Air Force first tried to target Ambala airbase. If there is a war between India and China, then there is no doubt that Pakistan can also attack India from the other side. So to fight on these two fronts, it is better to form two separate fronts and answer to both China and Pakistan by strengthening in one place.
Rafal will be ready in a week for the war in Emergency
India was somewhat weak in this matter due to the absence of Rafale. But this weakness has also been removed with the arrival of Rafal. Under normal circumstances, it takes at least six months for any new fighter aircraft to be ready for a military mission. But there are no normal conditions and there is tension on the border. Therefore, according to experts, if needed, these Rafale fighters can be prepared for operations within a week.
Can target from sky to sea
Rafal is a 4.5 generation fighter aircraft. Whereas India till now had only third or fourth generation fighter aircraft as Mirage-2000 and Sukhoi-30 MKI. Rafal can execute all types of roles and all kinds of missions. This fighter aircraft has the capability of unmistakable air strikes, army help in the ground and anti ship attack. There is no match to its technology. This aircraft, without crossing the border of Pakistan or China, can easily destroy its target there.
Rafale aircraft to be overshadowed by Pakistan’s F-16
Certainly, these aircraft will prove to be much more powerful than the old fighters of the Indian Air Force. For example, two Sukhoi-30 MKIs are normally required to face an F-16 aircraft from Pakistan. Whereas, to face a Rafale, Pakistan will have to air more than two of its F-16 fighters.
Will have to increase capacity to deal with China-Pakistan
To deal with China-Pakistan, the Indian Air Force will have to increase the number of its squadrons. A squadron of the air force consists of 16 to 18 combat aircraft. The Indian Air Force currently has only 31 squadrons, while for the two-front battle with China and Pakistan, the Indian Air Force will need 42 squadrons of its full capacity.
Purchased 71 ‘stormy’ aircraft from France in 1953
India first bought 71 fighter aircraft from France in 1953. Who were called stormy. These fighter aircraft were also built by Dassault Aviation of France. From these planes itself, 12 years after the 1965 war, the Air Force dropped bombs on Karachi. In the year 1957, India bought 104 Mystère fighter aircraft from France. And then in the year 1982, India bought 40 Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft from France itself.
Manohar Parrikar remembered the country on the arrival of Rafal
Former Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar had dreamed of joining Rafal in the Indian Air Force. On 23 September 2016, an agreement was signed between India and France to purchase 36 Rafale aircraft. The deal was signed by the then Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar on behalf of India. He is said to have played an important role in the decision to buy lethal missiles with Rafal. Due to their agreement, 5 Rafale fighter jets have reached India today.