Military Periscope Logo

Air Force Stands Up 1st Rafale Squadron

September 10 2019


The Indian air force is set to activate its first Rafale fighter squadron, reports the Press Trust of India.

On Tuesday, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhana, the air force chief, is scheduled to formally stand up 17 Squadron, the Golden Arrows, as the first unit to fly the French-built fighter jets.

The unit was deactivated in 2016 with the retirement of its MiG-21 fighters.

The first squadron is set to operate from Ambala Air Force Station in the northern Haryana state, said...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC Contract Number: LCFDL19D0065

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

(+1) 202-450-3967

©Military Periscope 2022

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.