Ambala – Defence Minister Rajnath Singh issued a stern warning that the commissioning of the Rafale fighter jets in the Indian Air Force is a strong warning for the countries challenging the sovereignty of India. The Defence Minister, while speaking about the inclusion of Rafale fighter jets in the Golden Arrows Squadron 17, at Ambala, of the Indian Air Force, targeted China without directly mentioning the name. At the same time, the Defence Minister said that the Indian responsibility does not end at establishing peace and stability in the region as peace in the Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean region also is essential for India. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria made a pointed statement that the inclusion of Rafale in the Indian Air Force is timed to perfection because of the mounting tension on the border. The first fleet of the Rafale fighter jets became active in the Indian Air Force, from Thursday, in the presence of Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French Defence Minister Florence Parly. Rafale was welcomed with a salute with water cannons. Whereas, Sukhoi Su-30MKI and indigenous Tejas fighter jets performed mindboggling air acrobatics, hence demonstrating the might of the Indian Air Force. The Cobra Manoeuvre of the Tejas was outstanding. Whereas, the Rafale fighter jets carried out a low-speed flypast. Because of the mounting tension on the Ladakh border, the inclusion of the Rafale fighter jets in the Indian Air Force and air acrobatics performed by the leading jets of the Air Force become important. At this time, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh warned China and Pakistan.
The inclusion of Rafale fighter jets in the Indian Air Force is an awe-inspiring message to those challenging Indian sovereignty. The importance of the Rafale fighter jets has increased due to the tension created or being purposely festered on the border. India will not compromise on its sovereignty and integrity under any circumstances. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh clarified that India would take all the efforts required for it. At the same time, the Defence Minister informed that he presented the same stand even during his Russia visit. Rajnath Singh said that India also attaches importance to peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific and the Indian Ocean regions. A few days ago, Defence Chief General Bipin Rawat also had presented the same stand. Defence Chief General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria were also present for the program for induction of the Rafale fighter jets in the Indian Air Force at Ambala.
The Air Chief Marshal said that the induction of the Rafale jets is timed to perfection, taking into account the security situation developing on the border. With this, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria has delivered a message that the Rafale fighter jets may be used for an action. Former Pakistan Air Force officials had said that the Rafale fighter jets have just joined the Indian Air Force and claimed that it would take a long time for the pilots to get trained on these jets. Against this background, the Indian Air Chief Marshal has lambasted Pakistan saying that the Indian Air Force is ready for the use of Rafale fighter jets.