Flying into Ambala, the first five of a batch of French Rafale fighter jets bought by India were welcomed by a naval warship to Indian Ocean this morning. The Rafale contingent established contact with Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata, deployed in the Western Arabian Sea, soon after taking off from the United Arab Emirates.
“Welcome to the Indian Ocean… May you touch the sky with glory,” the Naval warship is heard telling the Rafale commander.
— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2020
The batch of Rafale jets will touch down at Haryana’s Ambala this afternoon after covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km to join the Indian Air Force fleet.