The aircraft had arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala from France on July 27, 2020.
According to IAF, the aircrew along with the Garud commandos, carried out the rescue operation with pinpoint precision and professionalism.
India has a requirement of more than 300 fighter aircraft of different types in the next 10-12 years which is planned to be met with from both Indian and foreign sources.
The CDS has also made it clear to the armed forces that he would not create any additional post at a three-star level for manning any of the new commands and the new formations would be raised from the existing resources only.
Sources said the Linzhi airbase opposite the Northeastern states is mainly a helicopter base and the Chinese have also built a network of helipads there to enhance their surveillance activities in those areas.
The Air Force in its letter to the censor board, and sent to Netflix and Dharma Productions, has stated that as per initial understanding, "Dharma Productions had agreed to represent Indian Air Force (IAF) with authenticity and make all efforts to ensure that the film helps to inspire the next generation of IAF officers. "
He was a decorated former India Air Force pilot, ‘Sword of Honour’ awardee and has also served with No.17 Squadron, Golden Arrows, which was recently recommissioned with the Rafale fighter jet.
The Air Marshal has held important staff appointments at Air Headquarters and Command Headquarters. The Air Officer has commanded two Transport Squadrons and a premier flying Base of the IAF.
The fighter jets were flagged off by the Indian Ambassador to France from an airbase in Merignac, France where he interacted with the India crew flying it to India. The five aircraft flying to India include seven Indian pilots with the commanding officer of the 17 Golden Arrows squadron.
Indian Rafale contingent establishes contact with Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata deployed in Western Arabian Sea.