- All 36 Rafales have been put into service, and they have made a big difference in improving the country's combat readiness along both the borders with Pakistan and China.
- The Rafale planes are the newest fighters to join the Indian Air Force. They are thought to be the most powerful in all of Asia.
In a first, Indian Rafale combat planes are expected to take part in a multinational wargame called Orion, which is being hosted by France and includes many of France’s NATO and other important allies.
“Indian Air Force Rafale fighter jets are expected to fly to France to take part in Exercise Orion, which is being held at a French air base there. The wargames are scheduled to happen from the third week of April to May 5.
They said that the aircraft that are most likely to take part in the drill will be from the force’s Western Air Command, which is where the Golden Arrows squadron is located.
The drill is taking place in France against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war, in which NATO, led by the US, is fighting against Russia’s moves against Ukraine.
The IAF’s Rafales have taken part in war games with foreign countries that took place in India. One of these games was with the French Air Force in Jodhpur and was called “Desert Knight.”
The French Air Force, along with its NATO and other partners, would take part in the war games with their Rafale and Mirage-2000 fighter planes.
The French Army, Navy, and Air Force, as well as their allies in the US and UK, are taking part in Orion, which is said to be the biggest multinational drill ever.
Over 7,000 NATO troops allegedly took part in the drill with the land forces of their NATO allies.
The Indian Air Force is also going to take part in Exercise Copeindia, which starts on April 10 in Kalaikunda, West Bengal. Sources say that the timing of the drills and the availability of American F-15 fighter planes may be changed.
The Rafale planes are the newest fighters to join the Indian Air Force. They are thought to be the most powerful in all of Asia.
All 36 Rafales have been put into service, and they have made a big difference in improving the country’s combat readiness along both the borders with Pakistan and China.