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Rafale Fighter Aircraft: Stationed at Hashimara,Air Force ready

 The second Squadron to be stationed at Hashimara, Air Force ready:

The Indian Air Force is all set to deploy the second squadron (squad) of Rafale fighter aircraft in mid-April. According to the information, Rafael’s second squadron will remain at Hashimara Air Force Base in West Bengal. Official sources gave this information on Thursday.

The first squadron of Rafale planes is a station at Ambala Air Force Station. The first batch of aircraft arrived in India from France on 29 July last year. India signed an inter-governmental agreement in 2015 to purchase 36 fighter aircraft from France for 59 thousand crores.

Rafale aircraft were included in the Air Force fleet on 10 September


Rafale fighter jets  formally induct into the Air Force fleet at an event held in Ambala on 10 September last year. The second batch of three aircraft arrived in India on November 3, while the third batch of three more aircraft arrived here on 27 January.

Hope to get more aircraft from France in the next few months


Sources said that the second squadron of Rafale fighter aircraft will be set up at the next main operating base in Hashimara in mid-April. India hopes to get more aircraft from France in the next few months. Explain that a squadron consists of about 18 aircraft.

Group Captain Harkirat Singh transferred


Meanwhile, sources said that the commanding officer of the first squadron of Rafale has transferred to the Eastern Air Command headquarters in Shillong. Group Captain Harkirat Singh will replaced by Group Captain Rohit Kataria.

Sources said that Group Captain Harkirat Singh could handle the deployment of Rafale’s second squadron during his new deployment. When contacted, an Air Force officer described the transfer of Group Captain Harkirat Singh as a normal transfer.

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