The first batch of Rafale aircraft has entered the Indian Airspace and will soon land on Ambala’s airbase. Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKH Bhadauria would receive the first batch of aircraft arriving from France.
At around 02:16 pm, 5 Rafale jets are being escorted by two Sukhoi aircraft of the Indian Army.
After entering the Indian Airspace, Indian Naval warship has welcomed the ‘game-changing’ Rafale fighter jets on Wednesday afternoon.
“May you touch the sky with glory. Happy landings,” INS Kolkata was heard in a radio message to Rafale jets. To this, the Rafale pilot wished ‘Fair winds’ to the Indian Naval warship.
“Wish you fair winds. Happy hunting...over and out,” the 'Aero leader' is heard in the radio message.
The radio communication followed after the Indian Rafale contingent established contact with Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata.
Check out the conversation between the Dassault Rafale contingent and INS Kolkata:
INS Kolkata Delta63: Arrow leader (flying #Rafale),welcome to Indian Ocean— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2020
Rafale leader: Many thanks. Most reassuring to have an Indian warship guarding seas
INS Kolkata: May you touch the sky with glory. Happy landings
Rafale leader: Wish you fair winds. Happy hunting. Over&out https://t.co/WlEyiZTtg5
- INS Kolkata: Welcome to the Indian Ocean.
- Rafale pilot: Many thanks. Most reassuring to have an Indian warship guarding seas
- INS Kolkata: May you touch the sky with glory. Happy landings
- Rafale leader: Wish you fair winds. Happy hunting. Over and out
After this news broke out, social media has been flooded with several reactions. Users have started sharing their happiness and also started trolling China as Indian Air Force to get the world’s most dangerous fighter jet.
Check out how netizens reacted:
Welcome pic.twitter.com/HJgVniQRif— Kartik chandwaskar (@kchandwaskar) July 29, 2020
Pakistan ready to respond. pic.twitter.com/l3pxitLzUi— ansh singh (@anshsin92436945) July 29, 2020
Team Pakistan right now 🤣😭— Raaam (@YttriumBarium) July 29, 2020
"Ghabrana nai hai" pic.twitter.com/AK8lNQKbIj
INS Delta63 : pic.twitter.com/jmtAWxsLi1— Saurabh Handa (@saurabh_py) July 29, 2020
In the wake of the landing of Rafale aircraft, Section 144 has been imposed in four villages close to the Ambala airbase. Also, strict security measures have been imposed around Ambala airbase.