IAF Rafale Fighters Practices Mountain Night Flying


India’s newly-acquired five Rafale fighters which were delivered by France on July 29 have shown its valour by night flying over skies in Himachal Pradesh.

As per the reports, the five Rafale jets are training night flying in the mountainous terrain of Himachal Pradesh.

The rush to practice is so that the Golden Arrows squadron, with its Meteor air-to-air missile and SCALP air-to-ground stand-off weapon, will be ready if the situation worsens on the 1,597 km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh sector.

The arrival of the first batch of Rafale jets has indeed given India’s air power a strategic edge amid disputes with China and Pakistan.