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India officially introduced Dassault Rafale fighters into the country's Air Force

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India officially introduced Dassault Rafale fighters into the country's Air Force

India has officially introduced Dassault Rafale fighters purchased from France into the country's Air Force. The ceremony took place on September 10, 2020 at the Indian Air Force Ambala.


The Dassault Rafale fighters purchased from France have officially entered the Indian Air Force. The ceremony was attended by Indian Defense Minister Rajnat Singh and French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parley.

So far, the Indian Air Force has received five Rafale fighters out of 36 ordered. On July 29 of this year, three double Rafale DH and two single Rafale EH arrived at Ambala airbase, having made an independent flight from France. The fighters became part of the 2019th Squadron of the Indian Air Force, which was deployed at the Ambala airbase, restored in September 17. The squadron is to be fully equipped with 18 Rafale aircraft in February 2021. Following the 17th squadron, the Rafale fighters are to enter service with the squadron at Hasimara airbase.


To date, the French have built 10 Dassault Rafale fighters for India, five of which are in France, where they are used to train Indian pilots.

In total, under a contract signed in 2016 worth $ 8,7 billion, the Indian Air Force will receive 28 single-seat Rafale EH fighters and eight two-seat Rafale DH fighters. The delivery of all fighters was previously planned in April 2022, but the dates may be shifted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Indian Air Force and PTI
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  1. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 12 September 2020 10: 08 New
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    In total, under a contract signed in 2016 worth $ 8,7 billion, the Indian Air Force will receive 28 single-seat Rafale EH fighters and eight two-seat Rafale DH fighters.

    Solidly
    1. tourist
      tourist 12 September 2020 10: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      In total, under a contract signed in 2016 worth $ 8,7 billion, the Indian Air Force will receive 28 single-seat Rafale EH fighters and eight two-seat Rafale DH fighters.

      Solidly

      We are waiting for an air battle (semi-training) with the Pakistani and Chinese air forces.
      Something I have vague doubts Sergei that the Indians got bullshit .. They regret it, but it will be too late.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 12 September 2020 10: 25 New
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        Quote: turist
        that the Indians got bullshit .. They regret it, but it will be too late.

        Yes, everything can be. They grab everything
    2. figwam
      figwam 12 September 2020 10: 28 New
      +1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Solidly

      $ 311 million apiece, turned out to be very expensive.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 12 September 2020 10: 37 New
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        Quote: figvam
        $ 311 million apiece, turned out to be very expensive

        Well, why what, but they didn’t consider the money, if they liked the thing
        1. figwam
          figwam 12 September 2020 10: 44 New
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          Quote: Lipchanin
          Well, why what, but they did not really consider money

          This is surprising, in the Su-30MKI for $ 85 million it was possible, up to Rafal's price, to stick anything.
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 12 September 2020 10: 45 New
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            Quote: figvam
            This is surprising, in the Su-30MKI for $ 85 million it was possible to stick anything you like before Raphael's price.

            They are hard to understand
            1. figwam
              figwam 12 September 2020 11: 02 New
              +1
              Quote: Lipchanin
              They are hard to understand

              Apart from corruption, nothing comes to my mind.
              1. Lipchanin
                Lipchanin 12 September 2020 11: 04 New
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                Quote: figvam
                Apart from corruption, nothing comes to my mind.

                Well, this also sticks, where without her
  2. Siberian 66
    Siberian 66 12 September 2020 10: 09 New
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    A car may be good, but vinigrette from different types of cars is not good for the air force of any country. Moreover, so different manufacturers. My personal opinion is that they would have bought the Su 30 and further, well, I don't like our avionics, plug in French or Israeli ones, even though there will be unification for gliders and engines, so the service staff will not be retrained, spare parts are cheaper in bulk) and a lot of things .. And so ..
    1. tourist
      tourist 12 September 2020 10: 31 New
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      Quote: Siberian 66
      A car may be good, but vinigrette from different types of cars is not good for the air force of any country.

      Yes, the Indians have already been explained this more than once, they, like children, fall for bright shiny things, and the rest is not important for them .. Here's an example, just don't fall under the table with laughter .. laughing

      French helicopters converted by tuning ..)))))
    2. Postum
      Postum 12 September 2020 10: 34 New
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      What vinigret, stop considering yourself smarter than the Indians. They have two types of all aircraft. You are not talking about the vinaigrette in the videoconferencing, although there is to list and enumerate
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 12 September 2020 10: 53 New
        +2
        Well, they have fun in the Air Force:

        Su-30MKI of three or four revisions.
        The MiG-21 SuperBizon is still workhorses, thanks to the refinement in electronics and the ability to use the main RVV-AE airborne missiles.
        MiG-29 - actually several internal generations.
        Jaguars are the main attack aircraft that replaced the Maruts (which Kurt Tank himself drew).
        Mirages 2000 - which are not sewn on a sleeve, but it's a pity to throw it away.
        Tejas - which should be bought, for the national plane.
        Rafali - these are.

        And if they also buy F16 / 18 under the new tender, then in general the circus will be wink .
        1. mvg
          mvg 12 September 2020 16: 44 New
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          then in general the circus will be

          We have more, both by brands and by modifications. Su and MiG serve themselves. MiG will soon be deleted. Both Bizon and MiG-27/29, except for the deck ships, and they will be replaced by Rafal-M. There will be heavy Su, light Tejes and Rafal. The modernization of Su will be done by Israel. Our engines, Indo-Israeli avionics. Maybe the French will be attracted.
          I don’t see anything terrible.
          Mirages and MiGs will be sold to the Arabs.
  3. yfast
    yfast 12 September 2020 11: 32 New
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    Here everyone is tired of waiting, when, and here it is. Have the Chinese already begun to give up?
  4. grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 12 September 2020 13: 07 New
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    If the protocol of an internal Indian event provided for the sacrifice of a Frenchwoman, I would understand the need for the presence of the French Minister of Defense.