Conference of top air force commanders, discussion on deploying Rafale in Ladakh
New Delhi: A three-day conference of top commanders of the Air Force is starting from today to review the country’s air security system. Defense Conference Rajnath Singh, who is going to be chaired by Air Force Chief RKS Bhadoria, can also attend. Apart from this, all seven commander-in-chiefs will also be involved in the conference. It is believed that the strategy to deal with China will be discussed during this period and a decision can be taken to deploy Rafale fighter jets in Ladakh.
India has been steadily increasing its military capability amid continuing conflict with China. In this series, Rafale fighter jets can also be deployed in Ladakh. On July 29, the first consignment of 5 Rafale planes from France is due. The Air Force has already deployed its modern fleet of Mirage 2000, Sukhoi-30, and MiG-29 fighter jets to the forward base in Ladakh.
Sources said that Rafale’s first squadron will be deployed at Ambala Air Base, which is strategically a very important base of the Air Force. India has signed a deal of 60 thousand crores for the purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft from France. The induction of Rafale aircraft with state-of-the-art weapon system will greatly increase the strength of the Air Force. The Air Force is working on deploying Rafale from France with a fleet of Russian fighter jets.