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In pics | First five Rafale fighter jets arrive at Ambala airbase, greeted with ceremonial welcome by SU-30s

The modern fighter jets were flown-in by seven IAF pilots who were trained on the aircraft by the French Dassault Aviation company.The Rafales fighter jets was given ceremonial welcome by SU-30s.
Jul 29, 2020 / 05:02 PM IST
The first batch of the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s Dassault Rafale fighter jets that took off from France’s Dassault Aviation production facility, Merignac on July 27 made their way to India at Ambala airbase in Haryana after completing a 7,000-kilometre journey. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
The first batch of the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s Dassault Rafale fighter jets which took off two days before from France’s Dassault Aviation production facility, Merignac, made their way to India at Ambala airbase in Haryana on July 29 after completing a 7,000-kilometre journey. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
The Arrow formation (Rafales) was given ceremonial welcome by SU-30s. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
The Rafale fighter jets were given a ceremonial welcome by SU-30s. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
The modern fighter jets were flown-in by seven IAF pilots who were trained on the aircraft by the French Dassault Aviation company. The aircraft were provided air-to-air refuelling by the French Air Force’s tankers during the first leg. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
The modern fighter jets were flown in by seven IAF pilots who were trained on the aircraft by the French Dassault Aviation company. The aircraft were gīven air-to-air refuelling by the French Air Force’s tankers during the first leg. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
India-bound Rafale fighter jets being refuelled mid-air at nearly 30,000 feet. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
India-bound Rafale fighter jets being refuelled mid-air at nearly 30,000 feet. (Image: Twitter @IAF_MCC)
The new Rafale jets add strategic depth and strength to India’s air combat capabilities. Indian Air Force's Rafale fighter jet at the Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, France (Image: Twitter/@Indian_Embassy)
The new Rafale jets add strategic depth and strength to India’s air combat capabilities. IAF's Rafale fighter jet at the Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, France. (Image: Twitter/@Indian_Embassy)
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