Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The aircraft will depart for Mumbai carrying 35 tonnes of medical equipment.
The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s C-17 aircraft airlifted two more oxygen tankers from Pune and will land in Gujarat's Jamnagar. IAF has started airlifting big oxygen tankers from their place of use to the filling stations across the country to speed up the distribution of much-needed oxygen amid the COVID-19 crisis. This comes amid oxygen shortage in various parts of the country as the number of COVID-9 cases and deaths continue to rise.
Fifth batch of Rafale aircraft arrived in India after flying almost 8,000 km from France. IAF chief RKS Bhadauria flagged off four Rafale jets from Merignac-Bordeaux airbase. Their arrival took the total number of French-origin fighters in IAF inventory to 18. IAF thanked French and UAE air forces for refuelling support to complete the journey. Bhadauria, who is on a 5-day visit to France, also went to a Rafale jet training centre. Arrival of the new batch will pave way for IAF to raise a second squadron of Rafale jets. The new Rafale squadron will be based at the Hasimara air base in West Bengal. The first squadron, comprising around 18 aircraft, is based at the Ambala air force station.
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After a direct ferry from Francecs Merignac Air Base, the 5th batch of Rafales arrived in India on April 21. The fighters flew a distance of almost 8,000 km with air-to-air refuelling support by France Air Force and UAE Air Force.
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Newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft were on display during the full-dress rehearsal on Tuesday ahead of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Day parade at Hindon IAF... Zee News Also reported by •IndiaTimes •Hindu