Dassault Aviation, which manufactured the newly inducted Rafale fighter jets has expressed interest in dealing with India again in the future if the country is looking to acquire more aircraft.
Eric Trappier, CEO, Dassault Aviation told ANI, “If the Indian Air Force would like to acquire more Rafale aircraft, we will be happy to make a new proposal or make a repeat order.”
Trappier’s invitation came shortly after a formal induction ceremony for Rafale jets was held at Ambala’s Air Force Station on Thursday in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with his French counterpart Florence Parly.
In a major boost to India’s defence arsenal, the Indian Air Force (IAF) inducted its first five Rafale Jets on July 29. The ability to strike air-to-air targets up to 150 km away and at the same time also hit land targets up to 300 km within enemy territory makes the Rafale aircraft one of the world’s most dangerous fighter jets. on September 10.
Rafale induction ceremony
The formal induction ceremony of the Rafale fighter jets began with a traditional ‘Sarva Dharm puja’ at the Ambala Air Force Station on Thursday morning.