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Rafale In Ambala: Roads Sealed,Curfew Imposed Near Airbase,New Home To 1st Batch Of Fighter Jets
From the French Air Force, they are accompanied by two A330 Phoenix refueling planes.
Rafale In Ambala: Roads Sealed, Curfew Imposed Near Airbase, New Home To 1st Batch Of Fighter Jets
New Delhi: The first batch of much-awaited five Rafale fighter jets that took off France on July 27 will reach India by today. Ahead of Rafale jets landing in Ambala, the security arrangements in the city are a peek.
“In view of Rafale's landing tomorrow, the administration is on a high alert. Section 144 has been imposed in 4 villages closer to Ambala airbase. Gathering of people on roofs and photography during landing has been strictly prohibited," Munish Sehgal, DSP Traffic, Ambala said.
Police further informed that the Ambala Cantt area is a 'no-drone area' and no photography is allowed in the area. "If anyone violates these orders, action will be taken against them," Police said.
Haryana: First batch of five Rafale aircraft will arrive in Ambala today to join the India Air Force (IAF) fleet. Visuals from Ambala city.— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2020
Sec 144 CrPC imposed in 4 villages closer to Ambala airbase. Gathering of people on roofs & photography during landing strictly prohibited. pic.twitter.com/llbDp6ZC4G
The weather and other condition are at the moment looking good and it is expected to reach the Ambala airbase on time.
The Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria would be visiting Ambala today to receive the batch of the first five Rafale.
India in September 2016 ordered delivery of the Rafale jets 36 which officially began in October but the planes stayed in France for the training of the pilot and mechanics. The delivery should be completed by 2022.
In the controversial Rs 59,000 crore inter-governmental deal by the New Delhi, the five jets are the first batch purchases that hope to rapidly deploy the aircraft amid escalating tension between Indian and China.
The Indian Air Force has said that once the planes arrive in India, "efforts will focus on operationalization of the aircraft at the earliest."
The Rafale fighter jets are capable of carrying a range of highly effective weapons, including the Meteor air-to-air missile.
The fleet comprising three single-seater and the two twin-seater aircraft will be inducted into the IAF as part of its N0.17 Squadron, which is also known as the "Golden Arrow" will be at the Ambala airbase