NEW DELHI: The first batch of five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale is likely to arrive in India by end July 2020. The aircraft will be inducted at Air Force Station Ambala on 29 July subject to weather of the areas, where it has to be deployed.
The media coverage is barred on its arrival. The final induction ceremony will take place in second half of August 20 wherein full media coverage would be planned, sources confirm.
IAF aircrew and ground crew have undergone comprehensive training on the aircraft, including its highly advanced weapons systems and are fully operational now. Post arrival, efforts will focus on operationalization of the aircraft at the earliest.