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Rafale Fighter Jets Will Force Enemy To Think Hard, Says Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

Jul 29, 2020, 2:31 PM IST

The first batch of the French Rafale fighter jets touched down at Haryana’s Amala on July 29 after covering a distance of nearly 7,000 km to join the Indian Air Force fleet. These jets, which are India’s first major acquisition of fighter planes in over 2 decades, will introduce new capabilities in IAF's fighter fleet that will be unrivalled in the region. We asked Defence and Foreign Policy analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra if the induction of this omnirole fighter sends a strong message to China and Pakistan about India’s air power and defence preparedness and here’s what he had to say.

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