New Delhi: In the seventh batch of Rafale fighter jets, three more aircraft flew from France and reached India after covering a distance of about eight thousand kilometers without stopping. These aircraft will be inducted into the second squadron of Rafale aircraft of the Indian Air Force. These planes from France were provided fuel by the UAE Air Force in the middle of the air route.
The Indian Air Force tweeted, "Three non-stop Rafale aircraft arrived in India shortly before taking off from Isres Air Base in France. The Indian Air Force thanks the UAE Air Force for providing mid-air assistance."
After the arrival of this consignment, there are now 24 Rafale aircraft in India. The new squadron of Rafale jets will be based at Hasimara Air Base in West Bengal. The 1st Rafale Squadron is based at Ambala Air Force Station. A squadron consists of 18 aircraft.