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Rafale fighters delivered in July from France were still not officially entered into the Indian Air Force.

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Minister of Defense of France Florence Parley visits India. She, along with her Indian counterpart Rajnat Singh, will today go to the Indian Air Force Base Ambala, where the French-made Rafale fighters previously purchased by India are deployed.


It turned out that the five Rafale fighters, which arrived in India from France on July 29, have not yet been officially entered into the Indian Air Force. And the ceremony of the official introduction of fighters into the Indian Air Force was going to attend Florence Parley.

Added that delivery of all 36 contracted Rafale fighters will take place by the end of 2021. At the same time, the second batch (its quantitative composition has not yet been precisely determined: four or five combat aircraft) will arrive in India by November of this year. Of the 36 aircraft to be delivered to India, six will be training aircraft.

In such a situation, one should recall the statements of the Indian military, as well as political scientists, who argued that immediately after the delivery of the first batch of French fighters, they could be sent on patrol to Ladakh. This is a contested territory on the border with China, where serious tensions have been observed in recent months.

But if the Rafale has not yet been officially incorporated into the Indian Air Force, then the patrol situation would be strange. Formally, the Indian-Chinese border in the air would be patrolled by aircraft not belonging to the Indian Air Force. What such an incident could lead to, if, for example, some kind of border incident occurred, one can only guess.
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  1. lwxx
    lwxx 10 September 2020 07: 10 New
    +5
    But if the Rafale has not yet been officially incorporated into the Indian Air Force, then the patrol situation would be strange. Formally, the Indian-Chinese border in the air would be patrolled by aircraft not belonging to the Indian Air Force.
    In case of loss of the car, it would be stated that the Indian Air Force suffered no losses.
    1. Finches
      Finches 10 September 2020 07: 13 New
      +3
      Undoubtedly Florence Parley knows a lot about [Coco Chanel] Rafale .... laughing
      1. Spambox
        Spambox 10 September 2020 08: 46 New
        +1
        You shouldn't laugh, Rafale is a very decent car, although not very cheap.
        1. Finches
          Finches 10 September 2020 09: 15 New
          +2
          Так я не над самолетом смеюсь, меня просто веселит, что в креслах министров обороны наших потенциальных противников сидят милые (и не очень) создания! В данном случае мне почему то пришел образ француженки с низкой социальной ответственностью из великолепного фильма "Профессионал" с Бельмандо!
          1. Spambox
            Spambox 10 September 2020 09: 57 New
            +1
            In that case, I beg your pardon hi
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 10 September 2020 07: 11 New
    +6
    But they are expensive and beautiful ... this is more important. They don't even need to fly.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 10 September 2020 07: 31 New
      +3
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      they are expensive and beautiful.

      And more new ones .... It's a pity to fly on them, they'll still scratch the paint!
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 10 September 2020 07: 11 New
    0
    We had engines on Rafals, they flew to India on their own, so the Khfransky forgot to screw them to the plane, I don't have enough imagination. recourse
    1. novel66
      novel66 10 September 2020 07: 18 New
      +3
      beams for suspension of weapons
      1. Yngvar
        Yngvar 10 September 2020 07: 52 New
        +1
        Do the Indians need them? And it’s so beautiful ... Well, maybe even tint something, attach flowers!
        1. novel66
          novel66 10 September 2020 07: 53 New
          +2
          and how to threaten the enemy?
          1. Yngvar
            Yngvar 10 September 2020 08: 38 New
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            Индусы "Рафали" для своих Вооруженных сил брали? Судя по длительным торгам и "разношерстности" всей военной техники скорее для праздников и карнавалов! Пожалуй такого "зоопарка" нет ни в одной армии мира...
            1. novel66
              novel66 10 September 2020 09: 03 New
              +1
              and smoke bombs also need to be attached to something
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 10 September 2020 07: 43 New
    +1
    Well, sho, normal, natural!
    Dances with a tambourine, and even with bangs, peculiar!
  5. Free wind
    Free wind 10 September 2020 08: 09 New
    +1
    Load 120 shells for cannons, and pour kerosene, it takes 10-20 minutes, and more. Unless you fill it with buckets. The Indians seem to have their own diamonds, the Tajiks do, why do they need the French.
  6. Maks1995
    Maks1995 10 September 2020 09: 23 New
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    What is it? Time is minuscule.

    У наших "коллег" - сирийцев и турок, с поставленными С300 и С400 сроки гораздо поболее.... в состав, не в состав, но о работе сообщений нет..
    1. Charik
      Charik 11 September 2020 06: 23 New
      0
      The Turks, with their tests of the S400 on the Yus aircraft, have already set fire to a bunch of perdaks
  7. mvg
    mvg 10 September 2020 09: 33 New
    +1
    As it is already fed up with the story of Raphael. It looks like our newsmen are very offended that neither the Su-30/35 and MiG-35 even made it to the final of the tender. The Frenchman has advanced avionics, AFAR, engines with an overhaul life of 8000 hours, for comparison, the newest AL-41-F1 has 4000 hours, and the AL-31 has 2000 hours. Unsurprisingly, the Indians were counting on getting these technologies for Tejes. Even for an additional $ billion.
    A very smart proposal from the Americans, with the relocation of the plant to India. There are still about 3000+ F-16 units flying around the world. The plant has great prospects. And the chic F-21, with a new radar, engine and airframe. Best of all that India's competitors / neighbors have. The choice is obvious.
    1. tanit
      tanit 10 September 2020 11: 30 New
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      engines with an overhaul life of 8000 hours

      А это точно - часов? Или это в "TAC's - total accumulated cycles"?
      1. mvg
        mvg 10 September 2020 12: 37 New
        0
        SNECMA M88-2-E4

        Не нашел таблички. На Сафрановском сайте нет, но на ВО скидывали сравнение, от советских Д-30-Ф1, и амерских Ф404, до современных третьего поколения Ф135, АЛ-41, китайских ВС10/15. Цифры запомнил. Спор изначально шел об удельном расходе топлива. На айрвар'е пишут про «значительно увеличенный overhaul resus. Not a total cycle "
    2. Local from the Volga
      Local from the Volga 11 September 2020 18: 10 New
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      and all the ground infrastructure at the same time ... the gypsies will overstrain!
  8. iouris
    iouris 10 September 2020 11: 57 New
    0
    ... so while the Indian military is forced to fight the Chinese military.
  9. Ivan Tixiy
    Ivan Tixiy 10 September 2020 15: 17 New
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    Introduced, not introduced, could have been sent .... What is it all about ?! About paperwork and passing orders in the Indian Air Force or making decisions by the government of the same country?