New Delhi: According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French Defence Minister Florence Parly may take part in the grand induction ceremony of the high-profile Rafale fighters jets into the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) ‘Golden Arrows’ Squadron at the Ambala airbase soon.
However, no official date has been announced for the induction ceremony.
The first batch of five incoming Rafale fighter jets landed at the Ambala Air Force base in Haryana around 3.14 PM on July 29, 2020, amid a ceremonial welcome and unprecedented security.
The jets will be inducted into the IAF as part of its No 17 Squadron, also known as the ‘Golden Arrows’.
The aircraft is capable of carrying a range of potent weapons. European missile maker MBDA’s Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and Scalp cruise missile will be the mainstay of the weapons package of the Rafale jets.