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The First Rafale will Enter the Inventory

The First Rafale will Enter the Inventory 29 August, 2019

In September 2016, India signed a deal with the French government and Dassault Aviation to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets for over Euro 7.8 billion to meet urgent requirements on the eastern and western fronts. As a result of this agreement, Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be in France on September 20 to receive the first Rafale jet manufactured for the Indian Air Force. "In presence of the IAF Chief, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will accept the aircraft in presence of various defence and civilian bureaucrats there," IAF sources said.

The Indian Air Force would train 24 pilots in three different batches for flying the Indian Rafales till May next year. The aircraft will be deployed at Ambala in Haryana and Hashimara airbase in Bengal.

The First Rafale will Enter the Inventory

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