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Rafale Aircraft Inducted In IAF

The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July.

September 10, 2020

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly attend a 'Sarva Dharma Puja' during the induction ceremony of Rafale fighter aircrafts, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Air display of the first batch of IAF’s Rafale fighter aircraft during its induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presents a memento to Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for a group photograph along with Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly and other dignitaries during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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IAF pilots board a Rafale fighter aircraft during its induction into the IAF fleet, at the Ambala air base.

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A bird flies near as a French-made Rafale fighter jet makes an inverted flight during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala.

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A French-made Rafale fighter jet flies during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Priests perform 'Sarva Dharma Puja' during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, sitting third left and French Defense Minister Florence Parly, sitting third right, pose for a group photo with Rafale squadron during an induction ceremony of French-made Rafale fighter jets at Air Force Station Ambala. The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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IAF's Tejas aircraft flies during the Rafale induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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IAF pilots before flying the first batch of five Rafale aircraft during its induction ceremony, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Rafale aircraft being accorded water salute during its induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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Water is sprayed on a French-made Rafale fighter jet during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala. The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July.

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Rafale aircraft to be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Rafale aircraft to be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Air display of the first batch of IAF’s Rafale aircraft in an arrow formation followed by Jaguar and SU-30 aircraft during the former’s induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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IAF helicopters 'Sarang' perform during the Rafale induction ceremony, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria during the Rafale induction ceremony, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly arrives to take part in Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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