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Rafale Fighter Jets Landed At The Ambala Air Force Base

The aircraft, having an undisputed track record and considered one of the most potent combat jets globally, landed at the Ambala Air Force base after covering a distance of 7,000 km from the Merignac airbase in French port city of Bordeaux.

July 30, 2020

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (2nd L) and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command, Air Marshal B Suresh (R) along with the IAF pilots of the first five Rafale combat aircraft after arriving from France at the Air Force Station, in Ambala. The aircraft will be a part of 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”, which was resurrected on Sept 10, 2019.

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First five Rafale combat aircraft from France arrive at the Air Force Station, in Ambala.

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IAF Rafale aircraft after touching down at Air Force Station on its arrival on covering a distance of nearly 8500 km from France to India, in Ambala.

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Devotees celebrate the arrival of five Rafale aircraft from France at Ambala airbase, at Mankameshwar temple in Lucknow.

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The first batch of five Rafale combat jets, escorted by SU30 MKIs, enter the Indian air space on its way to Ambala airbase from France.

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Locals cheer during the touchdown of five Rafale combat jets from France at the airbase, at the entry point of Ambala.

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The first of five Rafale fighter jets, travelling from France, touches down at Ambala air base in Haryana.

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Water cannon salute being given to one of the five Rafale fighter jets on its arrival at Ambala air base from France.

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The first batch of Rafale aircrafts prepares to take off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, in France.

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The crew of the first batch of Rafale aircrafts preparing to take off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, in France.

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The first batch of Rafale aircrafts prepares to take off from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, in France.

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First batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft fly out from France to India.

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First batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft fly out from France to India.

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First batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft fly out from France to India.

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Midair refuelling of one of the five Rafale jets, which took off from France on its way to India. The Rafale aircrafts are covering a distance of nearly 7000 kms from France to India with a single stop in UAE.

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Midair refuelling of one of the five Rafale jets, which took off from France on its way to India. The Rafale aircrafts are covering a distance of nearly 7000 kms from France to India with a single stop in UAE.

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