Rafale fighter jets successfully included in IAF fleet. Rafale reached India at 1:50 pm and later on reached Ambala Airbase at 2:45 pm and was escorted by Sukhoi 30 MKIs at Indian airspace.
Rafale is now the most powerful fighter jets that IAF has in their fleet. Rafale will be keeping an eye on the Pakistan and China border via air mode.
"The birds have landed safely in Ambala" tweeted Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister.
Rafale was welcomed by Chief of Air staff RKS Bhadauria and the jets were given water gun salute as they entered the airbase.
The fleet comprises of the three single-seaters and two twin-seater aircraft. These will be included in IAF as a part of "Golden Arrows". It is reported that a ceremony will be held in mid-August in which only Defence Minister and top-level officers will be present.
A deal of 36 Rafale was done, out of which 5 have been received by IAF. Rest of them will be inducting till 2021.