There is a chance of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria flagging off a batch of five-six Rafale jets from the Merignac airbase in French port metropolis of Bordeaux for India, they stated.
Dassault Aviation, the producer of Rafale jets, was scheduled to ship six Rafale plane to India by the tip of April.
The arrival of the brand new batch of the plane will pave the way in which for the IAF to increase a second squadron of the Rafale jets. The new squadron might be primarily based in Hasimara air base in West Bengal.
The first Rafale squadron relies in Ambala air pressure station. A squadron includes round 18 plane.
India had signed an inter-governmental settlement with France in September 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a value of round Rs 58,000 crore.
Dassault Aviation has delivered 14 jets to the Indian Air Force thus far. The first batch of 5 Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29 final.
The individuals stated the IAF Chief will even take inventory of manufacturing and supply timelines of the remaining Rafale jets.
The Rafale jets are able to carrying a variety of potent weapons. European missile maker MBDA’s Meteor past visible vary air-to-air missile, Scalp cruise missile and MICA weapons system would be the mainstay of the weapons bundle of the Rafale jets.
The individuals cited above stated the Chief of Air Staff can also be possible to visit a few French navy bases throughout his three-day visit.
Besides the Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria is scheduled to meet a lot of different navy officers.