Up to date: July 29, 2020 3:53:29 pm
The primary batch of Rafale fighter jets Wednesday acquired a heat welcome from the Indian Navy warship, INS Kolkata, deployed in Western Arabian Sea, as they made their approach in the direction of IAF’s Ambala airbase.
Here’s a transcript of the temporary alternate.
INS Kolkata: Arrow chief, welcome to the Indian Ocean.
Rafale chief: Many thanks. Most reassuring to have an Indian warship guarding the seas
INS Kolkata: Could you contact the sky with glory. Glad touchdown.
Rafale chief: Want you truthful winds. Glad searching. Over&out
The official deal with of the Defence Minsitry additionally greeted the contingent on Twitter when the jets entered the Indian airspace. They had been escorted by two Sukhoi jets.
— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) July 29, 2020
The 5 Rafale fighter jets, which flew from Merignac airbase in southern France, have landed on the Ambala Air Power station. India has purchased 36 Rafale jets from french aviation firm Dassault, in a deal value 7.87 billion euros.
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