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"Happy Landing": Navy Warship Greets Over Radio,As Rafale Jets Enter Indian Air
Ahead of Rafale jets landing in Ambala, the security arrangements in the city are a peek.
"Happy Landing": Navy Warship Greets Over Radio, As Rafale Jets Enter Indian Air
New Delhi: The "game-changer" Rafale fighter jets will soon be inducted into the Indian Air Force as they land in Ambala.
On Wednesday afternoon, the first batch of five Rafale jets, which entered the Indian airspace, received a warm welcome by an Indian Naval warship.
“May you touch the sky with glory. Happy landings,” INS Kolkata was heard in a radio message to Rafale jets. To this, the Rafale pilot wished ‘Fair winds’ to the Indian Naval warship.
“Wish you fair winds. Happy hunting...over and out,” the 'Aero leader' is heard in the radio message.
Here is the exchange of words between the Rafale contingent and INS Kolkata:
INS Kolkata: Welcome to the Indian Ocean.
Rafale pilot: Many thanks. Most reassuring to have an Indian warship guarding seas
INS Kolkata: May you touch the sky with glory. Happy landings
Rafale leader: Wish you fair winds. Happy hunting. Over and out
The defence Minister Rajnath Singh also welcomed the most awaited Rafale fighters after they entered the Indian airspace.
Rajnath Singh took to Twitter to express joy. "The birds have entered the Indian airspace.Happy Landing in Ambala!"
The Birds have landed safely in Ambala.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 29, 2020
The touch down of Rafale combat aircrafts in India marks the beginning of a new era in our Military History.
These multirole aircrafts will revolutionise the capabilities of the @IAF_MCC.
The radio communication followed after the Indian Rafale contingent established contact with the Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata.
On Wednesday morning the first batch of five Rafale jets had taken from UAE. The jet took off from the Merignac airbase in the French port city of Bordeaux on Monday and arrived in Ambala after covering a distance of 7,000 km.