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India worries about Rafale fighters in connection with Iranian rocket fire


Indian media published materials claiming that three Iranian missiles exploded "near the military base of Al-Dhafra (UAE)." The materials say that Iran used missiles to strike a model of the American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, which was earlier delivered by the Iranian Navy to the Strait of Hormuz. "Voennoye Obozreniye" reported about the creation of such a model by Iran in one of its news materials.

Iranian rocket fire reports WION.

In India, Iran's actions are closely monitored due to the fact that at the time of the Iranian exercises, there were five Rafale fighters at the said military base. These fighters fly from France to India, being purchased for the Indian Air Force. Aircraft base in the UAE was used as an intermediate airfield. The pilots rested there. And today, as previously reported, the contracted Rafale will arrive in India.

Indian media:

CNN's Barbara Starr tweeted: “CNN learned that the military bases in Al Udeid and Al Dhafra were closely following the Iranian exercises. Radars indicated that an Iranian missile may be heading in their direction.

It is quite possible to consider that the key word from the correspondent of CNN in this case is “possibly”. This was enough for India to start worrying about the fighters bought from France, which at that moment ended up in Al-Dhafra.
Photos used:
Indian Embassy in France, Iranian TV frame
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    BARKAS 29 July 2020 08: 36
    What kind of radars are they that determine the goals of the "highlighted" intelligence?
  2. Pereira
    Pereira 29 July 2020 08: 42
    You can put bags of Indians on planes.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 29 July 2020 08: 57
      Quote: Pereira
      You can put bags of Indians on planes.

      Like that ?

      1. antivirus
        antivirus 29 July 2020 10: 29
        until the beginning of the 70s, we went like this - the stage of development, the second plan is interesting - level 2 interconnections, crossings, buildings, platforms, in increasing everyday life along the paths
      2. Kruglov
        Kruglov 29 July 2020 13: 56
        Oh! Pleased!
      3. t7310
        t7310 31 July 2020 08: 30
        at 37 seconds, the Indian was thrown off the train
  3. uav80
    uav80 29 July 2020 08: 43
    Initially, the Indians wanted to drive the Rafali non-stop, but then they decided to fly into the UAE. It would not be easier to charter a pair of An-124s and transport them aboard, than to drive 5 fighters and a couple of tankers with them, and all the same with landing ...
  4. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 29 July 2020 08: 52
    the keyword from a CNN reporter in this case is “possibly”.
    Not. The key word is the word rave, in pursuit of a sensation from scratch. fool Informational noise has already appeared, reactions. request
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 29 July 2020 09: 15
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      The key word is delirium,

      Something on VO, most of the articles go through this category. Then the Finns whined that the Su-27 MAYBE violated their airspace, then Soho recovered and gave out a large pile of feces that their fighters were the best in the world. Something else in the same spirit ...
      That three articles in a row about Poseidon. weird editorial policy is shorter ..
    APASUS 29 July 2020 08: 59
    Odd choice among Indians of getting planes? Airplanes usually conserve their resource and do not drive around empty
    1. zwlad
      zwlad 29 July 2020 09: 33
      Normal haul practice
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 29 July 2020 14: 13
        Quote: zwlad
        Normal haul practice

        Of course it's normal, to drive a plane for 200 lemons on its own. The rich have their own quirks!
        1. yehat2
          yehat2 30 July 2020 10: 32
          to distill not under their own power their hemorrhoids are not enough.
          and so in a flat flight the glider practically does not get tired in any way, only there will be some engine wear and fuel consumption. Nothing critical.
          Even for MiG-29s with their low engine resource or for Chinese fighters, overtaking is normal.
    2. Avior
      Avior 29 July 2020 10: 05
      And the Su-35 is being delivered to Egypt now?
  6. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 29 July 2020 09: 34
    It’s not just the Indians who are worried. The United States fidgeted, the Pentagon's fighters had a chill on their spines, and Nimitz's team was emotionally traumatized.
    1. Charik
      Charik 29 July 2020 11: 37
      It was a Wuddu doll-like ritual
  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 29 July 2020 09: 58
    It is necessary for the Indian to inform that Rafali wanted to land on this very aircraft carrier lol ! When they have there, panic will begin laughing
  8. kenig1
    kenig1 29 July 2020 10: 22
    The burning news, now the Indians, after the stress experienced, will be catapulted from Rafale for no reason.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 July 2020 10: 46
    This was enough for India to start worrying about fighters bought from France.
    Some idiots write that the rocket "may be moving in their direction", others, having abandoned songs and dances, began to worry that something would not work out and the planes bought for their blood would not suffer. Madness all over the world, including India, due to various assumptions: "possible", "highly likely", etc. Ugh!
  10. Crabong
    Crabong 29 July 2020 10: 59
    CNN's Barbara tweeted ... yes