In pictures: Five Rafales fighter jets take off for India from France

The first batch of five Rafale jets on Monday took off from France for India

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Photo: Indian Embassy in France


Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf interacted with IAF pilots before they took off

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Photo: Indian Embassy in France


The multi-role fighter aircraft are scheduled to arrive at Ambala air force station on Wednesday

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Photo: Indian Embassy in France


This is nearly four years after India signed an agreement with France to procure 36 Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force

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Photo: Indian Embassy in France


The fleet is expected to significantly boost the IAF's combat capabilities amid border row with China

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Photo: Indian Embassy in France


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