IAF to officially accept Rafale airplane on Sept 10 at Ambala Air Force Station
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will officially draft the Rafale airplane on September 10 at the Air Force Station in Ambala. The airplane will be essential for 17 Squadron, the "Brilliant Arrows". The initial five IAF Rafale airplane showed up at Air Force Station, Ambala from France on July 27.
Protection Minister Rajnath Singh and Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France, will be the central visitors at the occasion.
Head of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Defense Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defense R&D and Chairman DRDO alongside other senior officials of the Ministry of Defense and military will be available to stamp a significant achievement in the IAF's history.
The French assignment will be spoken to by Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, Air General Eric Autellet, Vice Chief of the Air Staff of the French Air Force and other senior authorities.
An enormous assignment of senior functionaries of French Defense Industries which incorporates Mr Eric Trappier Chairman and Chief Executive of Dassault Aviation and Mr Eric Beranger, CEO, MBDA will be available during the service.
Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France, will be given a stately gatekeeper of honor on her appearance in Delhi.
At Ambala, the program will incorporate stately revealing of the Rafale airplane, a conventional 'Sarva Dharma Puja', Air Display by Rafale and Tejas airplane just as by 'Sarang Aerobatic Team'. A while later, a customary water gun salute will be given to the Rafale airplane.
The program will finish with the stylized enlistment of Rafale airplane to 17 Squadron. After the stately occasions, the Indian and French appointment will have a respective gathering.