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Security Tightened in Ambala as Rafale Jets Arrive Today:- The first batch of Rafale aircrafts are expected to arrive in Ambala today which started on Wednesday from France. These fighter jets would join the Indian Air Force (IAF). The security has been tightened in Ambala and people are prohibited from taking the pictures and videos of the aircrafts. The people of Ambala are asked not to gather on their terraces and take pictures, videos of the fighter jets. The violators will be taken into custody and an FIR will be registered against them said the Ambala police. Section 144 has been imposed near Ambala Air Force station in Haryana and in Dhulkot, Baldev Nagar, Garnala and Panjkhora.
Few shots from 30,000 feet! Mid air refuelling of #RafaleJets on their way to #India@IAF_MCC @French_Gov @FranceinIndia @MEAIndia @IndianDiplomacy @DDNewslive @ANI @DefenceMinIndia @Armee_de_lair @JawedAshraf5 pic.twitter.com/VE7lJUcZe7— India in France (@Indian_Embassy) July 28, 2020
The Rafale jets took off on Monday from France and will reach Ambala today. They will cover 7000 km distance with air-to-air refueling stop in United Arab Emirates. An IAF official said that three single-seater and two twin-seater aircrafts will join the Indian Air Force. Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will be present in Ambala to receive these aircrafts. The flights will take off from Al Dhafra, UAE at 11 AM and will land in Ambala at 2 PM. A team of pilots and engineers who are trained specially in France will brief RKS Bhadauria about these fighter jets. India inked a deal with France in 2016 to acquire 36 Rafale jets for Rs 60,000 crores.
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