The second batch of fourth-generation Rafale multirole fighters arrived in India from France on November 4, Asian News International reported.
Three aircraft, piloted by Indian pilots, reached the airfield in Jamnagar (Gujarat state) in more than eight hours. During the flight, the fighters made three air refuels.
The first batch of five French combat aircraft arrived in India on 28 July. All of them were deployed in an area where the border conflict with China escalated in the summer.
According to the contract, 36 Rafale fighters are to enter service with the Indian Air Force by mid-2022.