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...
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