Dubai: Former India captain MS Dhoni, who is currently in the UAE preparing for IPL 2020, on Thursday (September 10), expressed happiness over the induction of Rafale fighter jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Dhoni took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to congratulate IAF. Also, he revealed his favourite fighter planes.

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“With the Final Induction Ceremony the world’s best combat proven 4.5Gen fighter plane gets the world’s best fighter pilots. In the hands of our pilots and the mix of different aircrafts with the IAF the potent bird’s lethality will only increase,” Dhoni tweeted.

In another tweet, he wrote, “Wishing The Glorious 17 Squadron(Golden Arrows) all the very best and for all of us hope the Rafale beats the service record of the Mirage 2000 but Su30MKI remains my fav and the boys get new target to dogfight with and wait for BVR engagement till their upgrade to Super Sukhoi.”

In August, Dhoni retired from international cricket. However, he will continue to play the IPL. Dhoni is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army. The honorary rank was conferred to him in 2011. Last year, he took a break from create to serve in the Army.

Five Rafale jets were inducted into IAF at Ambala airbase in Haryana on Thursday. The jets had arrived in India on July 29.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said, “Rafale induction is a big and stern message for the entire world, especially to those eyeing our sovereignty. This induction is important considering the kind of atmosphere at our borders or should I say the kind of atmosphere created at our borders.”