First Rafale jet to IAF will be delivered in September as per

first_img Press Trust of India KolkataJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 18:49 IST All the 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next two years, French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler said.The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in September 2019 as per schedule, a top government official said on Saturday.Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft. These are nuclear capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered in September, Ajay Kumar, secretary to the department of defence production, said.French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler had, earlier this month, assured that the first Rafale fighter aircraft will be delivered within two months and will be “perfectly on time”.All the 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next two years, he said.The Rafale deal has drawn flak from the Opposition which has alleged widespread corruption in the contract.Asked about the Rafale offset partner issue, Kumar said, “It will be done as per the rules.”He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of Bharat Chamber Defence Facilitation Centre in Kolkata.ALSO READ | First Rafale jet to be delivered in 2 months: French Ambassador ALSO WATCH | Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria shares his experience of flying a Rafale jetFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury First Rafale jet to IAF will be delivered in September as per schedule, says top govt officialRafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft. These are nuclear capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.advertisement Nextlast_img

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