Indian Air Force has got the first Rafale fighter aircraft in France. On Thursday at the Dassault Aviation production unit in France, the team led by Air Marshal VR Chaudhary received the Rafale with RB01 tail number. Chaudhary himself flew the plane for about an hour. Under the Rafale deal of 60 thousand crores between India and France, the first aircraft was to be handed over on the basis of India’s consent. The aircraft will remain in France for about seven months. During this, it will be tried. After this, India will be brought.
On Thursday at the Dassault Aviation production unit in France, the team led by Air Marshal VR Chaudhary received the Rafale with RB01 tail number.
The Tail RB01 is named after the Air Chief Marshal Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. Bhadoria was instrumental in finalizing the country’s biggest deal. The aircraft will join the Air Force fleet on October 8 during Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s proposed visit to France, although it will be brought to India in May next year. This aircraft is equipped with special weapons as per the requirement of India. According to sources, the aircraft equipped with Meteor missile will have the entire Pakistan in JD. Its firepower is much more than Pakistani fighter aircraft. It will be the first fighter aircraft to join the Air Force fleet after Tejas, a light combat aircraft in 2016.