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"Possible attack from Iran": versions of the reasons for choosing a non-stop flight of Rafale aircraft to India are named

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Tomorrow, on November 4, another batch of French-made Rafale fighters is to arrive in India. These aircraft were supposed to enter service with the Indian Air Force in the summer, but sanitary-epidemic restrictions were introduced into the process.


The Indian Ministry of Defense reports that, unlike the previous logistics route, the new Rafale group will arrive in India without a transit stop in the UAE. Recall that last time the fighters, having taken off from France, landed at the Al-Dhafra airfield in the United Arab Emirates. After replenishing fuel supplies and resting the pilots, they went to India.

This time a transfer is planned without intermediate landings. In flight, the fighters will refuel French Air Force air tankers.

Experts are discussing what could be the reason for such a decision. Some suggest that the reason was the desire to test the capabilities of both the Rafale themselves for a long flight and military pilots. Others have a different point of view: it is indicated that the French are afraid of attacks by radical Islamists in the UAE if the fighters land at the transit airfield. Attacks by radicals are not ruled out due to the fact that the reaction to the scandalous work of the French publication Charlie Hebdo and the events that followed the recent massacre of the French teacher is gaining momentum in the world.

There is also an alternative version about the reason for the non-stop flight of the new four Rafale fighters. The Eurasian Times notes that "there is a fear of an attack from Iran." At the same time, the reference goes to the events of July, when the CNN channel announced alarms in Al-Dhafra and Al-Udeid in connection with the fact that "the Iranian missile may have flew in the direction of these air bases." The issue of why Iran should now strike at French aircraft bought by India while they are at the base in the UAE is not considered in the publication.


After receiving the second batch of "Rafals" in the Indian Air Force, there will be eight. In total, India has ordered 36 such fighters from Paris.
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  1. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 3 November 2020 10: 11
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    Because Indians keep Rafali in the hangar, so airplane ferrying is an excellent and only refueling exercise. About the attack on Iran - bullshit.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 3 November 2020 10: 16
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    And sho, this is really a training / test for everyone and everything!
  3. Garm
    Garm 3 November 2020 10: 23
    +4
    It was necessary to carry it disassembled in a submarine - so that no one would definitely attack!
  4. IL-18
    IL-18 3 November 2020 10: 27
    +2
    there is a fear of an attack from Iran. "

    And the fear that Macron is gay. Both have no evidence, but what's the difference? The main thing that is indicated is freedom of speech, however repeat
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 3 November 2020 12: 07
      +1
      Don't touch the pasta. He is a correct gerontophile.
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 3 November 2020 10: 34
    +4
    What does Iran share with the Indians? News from the finger!
    1. Smirnoff
      Smirnoff 3 November 2020 11: 05
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      Quote: APASUS
      What does Iran share with the Indians?

      They fear that Muslims will take revenge on French planes.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 3 November 2020 11: 24
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        Quote: Smirnoff

        They fear that Muslims will take revenge on French planes.

        They have been Indian for a long time, and the fact that they are produced by France is ridiculous ............ to buy a piece of French cheese and execute it! laughing wink laughing
        1. Smirnoff
          Smirnoff 3 November 2020 11: 27
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          Quote: APASUS
          buy a piece of French cheese and execute it

          Exactly. Rave! Therefore, everyone is asking the question: Why?
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 3 November 2020 12: 09
            +3
            In Russia, nothing is executed.
  6. K-50
    K-50 3 November 2020 10: 34
    +2
    "Possible attack from Iran": versions of the reasons for choosing a non-stop flight of Rafale aircraft to India are named

    What nonsense !! fellow laughing
    Iran has nothing more to do with it? What has Iran to do with it? fool
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 3 November 2020 11: 27
      +3
      Quote: K-50
      What nonsense !! fellow laughing
      Iran has nothing more to do with it? What has Iran to do with it? fool

      Iran always has something to do with it! Don't believe me? Ask the USA! smile
  7. prior
    prior 3 November 2020 10: 39
    +1
    And what, India does not have its own Muslims?
    Something is wary to me for the French Rafali ..... how could they cut their hoses on the ground!
  8. Revolver
    Revolver 3 November 2020 10: 47
    +1
    No landing? Is it time to fly? And diapers will not burst from overload?
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 November 2020 11: 11
    +2
    What's the difference how and by what route they will be ferried, but the media must definitely mention Iran. Especially in connection with the fact that once
    "Iranian missile, perhaps, flew in the direction of these air bases "
    Even for such an ordinary case as the ferrying of airplanes, for some reason (?), It is necessary to attach a political motive.
  10. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 3 November 2020 11: 36
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    Funny ?! The French "knights" are at a crossroads: you fly to the left, you catch a rocket, you fly to the right, you disappear into the sea.
    Where are they flying? Ambala is an Indian Air Force base, in the state of Haryana, where ceremonies were previously held on the fact of the meeting of 5 arrived Rafals.
    The specified air base is located in the north of India. Previously, in conflicts with Pakistan, it was raided by the Pakistani Air Force.
    Pakistan then took offense at Macron (France), sort of joined the boycott.
    There is also China nearby ...

    In general, it is scary to live in the West, it is impossible to go to the Black Sea - evil Russians, it is "dangerous" to fly to India ... belay