India received the second batch of three Rafale combat aircraft. The three Rafale jets landed in Jamnagar, Gujarat after flying non-stop from France.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the IAF announced that the fighter jets arrived in India at 8.14 pm. “Second batch of IAF #Rafale aircraft arrived in India at 8:14 pm on 04 Nov 20 after flying non-stop from France,” tweeted the IAF.
The Rafale jets flew directly from Istres in France and were accompanied by French Air Force mid-air refuelling aircraft. The IAF said the three aircraft got airborne from Istres airbase in France and flew for over eight hours covering over 3,700 nautical miles before landing in India.