Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said on Monday, with the entry of Rafale, Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive a massive boost in its combat capability and Pakistan will not come anywhere near the Line of Control or the international border.
Rafale jet superior to any fighter in the arsenal of either the Pakistani Air Force or China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force, ACM Dhanoa Said.
He called the Rafale the twin-engine Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA). India is buying 36 Rafale fighters from France’s Dassault Aviation a part of its effort to modernise the IAF arsenal. While the first Rafale will join the IAF in September 2019, the 36th jet will land in India in 2022.
He added, “when Rafale comes in, the deterrence of our air defence will increase manifold”. The first Rafale jet will arrive in Indian in September 2019.
“I have said earlier also (that) it is giving you a tremendous capability jump. It is superior to all the aircraft in the inventory of both our adversaries. Once Rafale comes in it will ensure the deterrence of our air defence will increase manifold and they will not come anywhere near our LoC,” said the IAF top gun.