Indian’s faced new troll on Poja ceremony of Rafale jet.
Almost 20 years after the IAF 🇮🇳 Demanded New fighters and a bruising Political Dogfight over the Last couple of years, India has finally #Received the first Rafale jet from France .
I am told the French word Rafale means Gust of wind … I am sure the aircraft will #Live up to its name, said defence minister Rajnath Singh, who performed Puja (Prayers) on the First Rafale after it was Formally Handed over to the IAF at Merignac in Bordeaux region of France, in the presence of his French counterpart Florence Parly on Tuesday.
Rajnath then undertook a sortie in the twin seat Rafale, which has the tail number RB-001 to Mark the role played by IAF chief Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria in finalizing the mega Deal
But Don’t Pop the bubbly just yet. The first 4 of the 36 Rafale fighters, under the Rs.59,000 Crore Deal inked in September 2016, will touch down in India only in May next year after the IAF induction team of Pilots, Engineers and Technicians are #Trained in France. All 36 jets will arrive by April 2022 with 18 each to be Deployed at Ambala and Hasimara for the western and eastern fronts.
Moreover, the 13 India Specific Enhancements (ISEs) or upgrades on the 36 jets to improve tactical superiority in the region, which includes the #Engine capability to “Cold Start” from High Altitude regions like Ladakh, will become fully operational only by October 2022 after undergoing “sSoftware certification” after all have arrived in India.
With a combat #Range of 780-km to 1,650-km Depending on mission, the Rafales come armed with a Deadly weapons package, dvanced avionics, radars and electronic warfare systems to prevent jamming by adversaries and ensure superior survivability in Hostile contested airspace.
after receiving Rafale jet .. A poja party held in india