Calling landing of Rafale fighter plane at Ambala airbase as “historic day” for Indian Air Power and proud second for India, Union Residence Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday stated that “world-class fighter jets will show to be a game-changer”.
In a sequence of tweets, Shah congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Indian Air Power and the whole nation on this “momentous day”.
“Rafale landing is a historic day for our vigorous @IAF_MCC and a proud second for India! These are the world’s strongest machines succesful to thwart any problem within the sky. I’m positive Rafale will assist our Air warriors to safeguard our skies with its mighty superiority,” Shah stated in a tweet.
“From velocity to weapon capabilities, Rafale is means forward! I’m positive these world class fighter jets will show to be a sport changer. Congratulations to PM @narendramodi ji, DM @rajnathsingh ji, Indian Air Power and the whole nation on this momentous day. #RafaleInIndia,” he added.
Shah stated that Modi authorities is dedicated to construct India’s defence capabilities.
“Induction of those subsequent technology aircrafts is a real testimony of PM @narendramodi’s resolve to make India a strong and safe nation. Modi govt is dedicated to construct on India’s defence capabilities. I thank honourable PM for offering this unprecedented power to our IAF,” he tweeted.
Earlier in the present day, the 5 French Rafale fighter jets touched down at Haryana’s Ambala after protecting a distance of almost 7,000 km to hitch the Indian Air Power.
The jets got a customary water salute upon their arrival on the airbase, some 220-km from the India-Pakistan border.
The formal induction ceremony of the plane can be held later. The plane would transfer out quickly to a different operational base for operational sorties.
The 5 Rafale fighter plane took off on Monday for India from an airbase in France.
Rafale has multi-directional radar system which may detect 40 targets on the similar time in a spread of over 100 Kms. It has advance radar warning receiver to establish hostile monitoring system a towed decoy system to thwart incoming missile assaults.
Rafale will be sure that our pilots won’t must cross the border to strike the goal, that’s about 600 Km in enemy territory.
It’s going to get French industrial help for 50 years. India had signed a deal value over Rs 60,000 crore with France in September 2016 for 36 Rafales to fulfill the emergency necessities of the IAF.