Rafale Jets inducted in IAF, Rajnath Singh says induction important considering border situation
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday formally inducted the Rafale Jets during a simple ceremony at Ambala air base on Thursday. A traditional ‘sarva dharma puja’ was followed by an aerial display by Rafale fleet to mark its induction.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday formally inducted the Rafale Jets during a simple ceremony at Ambala air base on Thursday. A traditional ‘sarva dharma puja’ was followed by an aerial display by Rafale fleet to mark its induction. The induction ceremony was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) RKS Bhadauria.
Speaking at the ceremony, Rajnath Singh said that this induction comes at an important time considering the situation that has been created on borders.
“Rafale induction is a big & stern message for the entire world, especially to those eyeing our sovereignty. This induction is important considering the kind of atmosphere at our borders or should I say the kind of atmosphere created at our borders,” the defence minister said.
He added that India will not compromise its sovereignty and territorial integrity under any circumstances.
“In my recent foreign trip, I put the point of view of India in front of the world. I also made everyone aware of our resolve to not compromise our sovereignty and territorial integrity under any circumstances. We're committed to doing everything possible towards this,” Singh said.
He also congratulated the Indian Air Force for taking swift and deliberate action near LAC. He said that the speed at which IAF deployed its assets at forward bases creates confidence that our Air Force is fully prepared to fulfil its operational obligations.
During the ceremony, Singh presented induction scroll of Rafale fighter jets to Group Captain Harkeerat Singh, Commanding Officer, 17 Squadron 'Golden Arrows' of the Indian Air Force. He also presented a memento to French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parley, at the Rafale induction ceremony in Ambala airbase.
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