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Today 5 Rafale fighters fly to India: the flight will not be non-stop

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Today, five Rafale fighters are flying out of France for the Indian Air Force. As you know, the flight to India of these fighters was postponed due to known sanitary and epidemiological problems. According to the latest information, "Rafali" will arrive at the airfield based in India on Wednesday, July 29.


The planes will take off from the French Mérignac and proceed to the Al-Dhafra military base (United Arab Emirates). After a night break, they will go to India. During the flight, it is planned to be escorted by two Airbus-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft of the French Air Force (the plans are to include two refueling in the air). Earlier, the Indian media wrote that the flight would be non-stop.

The Indian newspaper The Print writes that Rafale fighters may be deployed to the Ladakh region by the end of this week, where a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers took place a few weeks ago. As stated, the command of the Indian Air Force can take such a decision to "ensure the security of the state's borders in the Chinese direction."

Currently, 12 Indian pilots are trained to fly French fighters. It is planned to train 24 more pilots. Added that Indian Air Force pilots were trained in air refueling, which is carried out using the aforementioned Airbus-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport. Initially, such training was not provided, since the Indian Air Force uses Il-78 tankers.

In the Indian media:

These aircraft have the potential to revolutionize the region due to their unprecedented firepower.

In China, they react with bewilderment to such statements.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 27 July 2020 08: 07 New
    +5
    These aircraft have the potential to revolutionize the region due to their unprecedented firepower.
    In China, they react with bewilderment to such statements.
    They are friends in China, in India fool
    1. Vladimir16
      Vladimir16 27 July 2020 09: 02 New
      +6
      So let the Indians compare the firepower.
      Although the Hindu is equally easy to shatter, that Mig, that Su, that Raphael.
      For a fool, a glass ball won't last long.
      1. yehat2
        yehat2 27 July 2020 11: 20 New
        +3
        do not confuse the sane Indians and their elite, which does not even know how to bargain.
        in India there are not a few normal qualified military personnel, the only question is how they are run.
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 27 July 2020 09: 04 New
      +8
      In India, they are friends with hands, feet. And at the same time they sing loudly and shrilly. And I can't do any of this. Therefore, in sorrow.
    3. ioan-e
      ioan-e 27 July 2020 10: 49 New
      +2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      These aircraft have the potential to revolutionize the region due to their unprecedented firepower.
      In China, they react with bewilderment to such statements.
      They are friends in China, in India fool

      I also sit and think, and unprecedented firepower, in what units?
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 27 July 2020 10: 55 New
        +2
        Quote: ioan-e
        I also sit and think, and unprecedented firepower, in what units?

        hi See me below. hi
      2. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 27 July 2020 22: 26 New
        +1
        Quote: ioan-e
        and unprecedented firepower, in what units?

        In unprecedented, of course!
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 July 2020 08: 20 New
    +1
    Hindus are such Hindus ... Fanfare, tinsel, dances, songs. Super duper weapon. All-crushing.
  3. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 27 July 2020 08: 23 New
    -22
    The strongest fighter in the world after the f-22
    1. And Makarov
      And Makarov 27 July 2020 08: 29 New
      17
      Have you come here to troll?
    2. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 27 July 2020 09: 12 New
      +4
      Quote: Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
      The strongest fighter in the world after the f-22

      Did you fly? If not, then shut up. hi
    3. Alex 2020
      Alex 2020 27 July 2020 10: 07 New
      0
      And how much more powerful the Rafal is than the Po-2 ... horror! wassat
    4. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 27 July 2020 10: 24 New
      0
      Quote: Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
      The strongest fighter in the world after the f-22

      Rafal is not a fighter, but crap. Fighter - weapon, raphal, child's toy, old. But she has everything ahead, she was bought by the Papuans in the hope that she will work a miracle. The only thing its purpose - suspensions for nuclear weapons. recourseFirst flight 4.07.1986/XNUMX/XNUMX
    5. SASHA OLD
      SASHA OLD 27 July 2020 15: 21 New
      -1
      Climb back into your bay, hydrograph ...
    6. Grits
      Grits 27 July 2020 15: 39 New
      0
      Quote: Hydrograph of the Golden Horn
      The strongest fighter in the world after the f-22

      Well, if your Golden Horn Bay is not in Vladivostok, but in Istanbul, then such a statement is forgivable to you.
  4. svp67
    svp67 27 July 2020 08: 24 New
    +3
    In the Indian media:
    These aircraft have the potential to revolutionize the region due to their unprecedented firepower.

    In China, they react with bewilderment to such statements.

    Hmm ... very bad with the provision in India. Well, well, now they clashed with China that they were able to pull everything to the border and disputed territories, and if tomorrow Pakistan starts "stirring up" on the border, what will they begin to transfer there?
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 27 July 2020 13: 43 New
      0
      Quote: svp67
      if tomorrow Pakistan starts "stirring up" at the border, what will they begin to transfer there?

      They have been "stirring up" for a long time with Pakistan and there is no need to transfer anything for border conflicts. Everything is already there and every pebble has been shot / 155 mm ... with rifles and not only ... /. URs on the line of their confrontation in case of escalation can be supported by counterstrikes of Indian mobile reserves (where our "Vladimir" plays the first fiddle) and aviation, which is densely "busting" with its airfields in this direction. There, the war is worked out to automatism --- in the course of periodic incidents, as well as the deployment and action of forces is practiced in the course of persistent exercises. On cards and kicking.
      But the section of the "Second Front" for India is inconvenient for its high mountains and the fact that their front is poorly developed and poorly echeloned. The most rational plan for covering such a border is this - strong strongholds supported by aviation at key points. The value of the airmobile troops is increasing. It seems that none of this has been created on this border. And India has to feverishly "catch up, develop and contract." Echoes of this action seep in the network and in the media. And this "ECHO" of military preparations, I emphasize, of India, we discuss here almost every day. What is it ? the northern dragon wants to bite off someone's trunk / disputed territories / ..?
      P.S. For everyone who dances dragon dances
      There is one who has a tusk
      And each "Vladimir" he is like a storm
      He is from the Urals and nowhere else
    2. SASHA OLD
      SASHA OLD 27 July 2020 15: 22 New
      0
      Dancers and singers!
  5. Masha
    Masha 27 July 2020 08: 40 New
    +5
    to the Ladakh region, where a clash between Indian and Chinese troops broke out a few weeks ago.

    People do not live peacefully ...
    Doesn't sit exactly on the priest ...
  6. alone
    alone 27 July 2020 09: 19 New
    0
    Hindus ... Hindus. ..without any outside help, since 1947, we have killed more than half of our Air Force in accidents and incidents with our own hands. So what will happen to these Rafals is easy to guess
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 27 July 2020 09: 36 New
    0
    In China, they react with bewilderment to such statements.
    And they’re doing it right.
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 27 July 2020 10: 15 New
    +2
    The lame dancer is always hindered by something.
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 July 2020 11: 51 New
    +1
    Let them fly, we will see the result in dancing.
  10. chingachguc
    chingachguc 27 July 2020 15: 07 New
    0
    to be honest, it is not clear why everyone praises this plane so much ... AFAR? Perhaps. Everything else is very mediocre. And very expensive.
  11. certero
    certero 27 July 2020 17: 39 New
    0
    A huge powerful country, but in terms of aviation, it relies entirely on imports. In the event of a conflict with China, India does not shine at all.
    1. Selevc
      Selevc 28 July 2020 09: 51 New
      0
      I understood - Indian aviation is also Indian cinema - flying Bollywood !!! )) Artillery is their ballet and aviation is their movie ...