Defence Minister to officially induct Rafale aircraft into IAF on Sep 10

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will officially induct the first five Rafale fighter aircraft into service at the Ambala air base on 10th of September.

French Defence Minister Florence Parly has also been invited for the event in Ambala. The first five aircraft had arrived from France in India on 29th of July.

The Indian Air Force had then stated that the planes will be inducted into the IAF after a formal ceremony. In the first tranche, India got five fighters from France including three single-seated and two twin-seated trainer aircraft.