Jab we Jet: Check out Amul's tribute to Rafale deal
Jab we Jet: Check out Amul's tribute to Rafale deal

Five of the 36 medium multi-role Rafale fighter jets built by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault landed safely at the IAF airbase in Ambala on Wednesday afternoon.

Expressing happiness over the landing of five Rafale fighter jets at the Ambala air base, the Twitter account of Indian dairy giant Amul paid a 'topical tribute'.

Sharing a poster of the iconic Amul girl in front of a jet, they captioned it: "#Amul Topical: First batch of Rafale jets arrive..."

Reacting to the tweet, a user commented, "You got the best social media marketing team. They never leave an opportunity."

Another wrote, "Have been a dedicated fan of the current topic inspired Amul Ads since I can remember! Thanks for sharing!"

"Trust Amul to make every historic moment more joyous and memorable," read a comment.

In a long-awaited development, five Rafale fighter aircraft on Monday took off for India from an airbase in France to join the Indian Air Force fleet in Ambala.

The fighter aircraft were flagged off by the Indian Ambassador to France from an airbase in Merignac in France where the Ambassador interacted with the India crew flying it back to India.

The five aircraft flying to India today include seven Indian pilots including the commanding officer of the 17 Golden Arrows squadron.

All the pilots have been trained on the aircraft by the French Dassault Aviation company as per the agreement signed for the biggest ever defence deal signed by India in 2016 for acquiring 36 Rafale jets for over Rs 60,000 crores.

The aircraft would make their first stopover at a French base in the United Arab Emirates on their way to India and would be refuelled by French Air Force tanker aircraft somewhere around Greece or Israel over sea before landing there.

After a stopover, they will then proceed towards Ambala from there and reach by July 29 morning. The delivery of the aircraft was earlier supposed to have been done by May end but this was postponed by two months in view of the COVID-19 situation in both India and France.

Inputs from ANI.

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