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First batch of Indian Airforce's Rafale aircrafts were displayed during the induction ceremony in Ambala.
The five Rafale aircrafts which arrived on July 27 at Ambala Air Force Station were inducted into the Indian Air Force on Thursday.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presented an induction stroll to the group captain Harkeerat Singh, the commanding officer of the 17 squadron Golden Arrows.
While speaking during the induction ceremony, the air chief Marshal, Bhadauria said that the Rafale aircrafts along with the 17 golden arrows will form a strong combination that will challenge India's adversaries.
He also praised the central government for strengthening the Indian Air Force fleet with the Rafale jets.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said that the induction of Rafale jets into the Indian Air force has strengthened the Indo-french relations.
He said that India and France are facing new geostrategic challenges and are working together to resolve these challenges.
The induction of these jets would ensure that India will be able to maintain peace in the region to ensure stability.
Rajnath Singh said that the Indian Air force's deliberate and swift action along the LAC has ensured commitment towards national security.
French Minister of the armed forces said that the Indian armed forces will have an edge over its rivals in terms of security with the induction of these jets.
This induction will also give a boost to the Make in India initiative.
Moreover, the induction of these aircrafts is a symbolic representation of the friendship between India and France.
By Gayatri Yellayi