New Delhi : France has handed over five more Rafale fighter aircrafts to India. It is believed that these five Rafale aircraft of the second batch will reach India in October. They will be deployed at Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal which will guard the eastern border with China.
Five aircraft in the first batch of Rafale were included into the Indian Air Force during a formal program on 10 September. Rafale has been deployed at Ambala Air Force Station. Rafale has been used in Afghanistan, Libya, Mali and Iraq and will now be used in India as well. 4.5 fourth generation fighter jet Rafale will be of RB-001 to 005 series.
Golden Arrow Squadron Rafale’s command
One such squadron has been brought back for deployment of Rafael at Ambala Air Force Station, which was terminated by the Airforce. The name of this squadron is 17 Golden Arrow. Last year, BS Dhanoa, the former chairman of the Air Force, brought it back and now this squadron is under the command of Rafael in Ambala. This squadron was formed on 1 October 1951. But the squadron was also disbanded in the year 2016, along with being out of the fleet of MiG-21 aircraft. Now this glorious squadron has been brought back for the most dangerous fighter aircraft Rafael.
Rafale aircraft have the capability to destroy enemy targets without crossing the border. Without crossing the airspace border, Rafael has the potential to fully affect targets up to 600 kilometers within Pakistan and China.