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“Touch the sky with glory”: Rafale jets receive a warm welcome from the Indian warship

The official leadership of the Defense Minsitry also greeted the contingent on Twitter when it entered Indian airspace.

The first batch of Rafale fighter jets received a warm welcome on Wednesday from the Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata, deployed in the Western Arabian Sea, as they headed to the IAF Ambala Air Base.

Here is a transcript of the short exchange.

INS Kolkata: Arrow leader, welcome to the Indian Ocean.
Rafale leader: Many thanks. Most reassuring to have an Indian warship guarding the seas
INS Kolkata: May you touch the sky with glory. Happy landing.
Rafale leader: Wish you fair winds. Happy hunting. Over&out

The official leadership of the Defense Minsitry also greeted the contingent on Twitter when the planes entered Indian airspace. They were escorted by two Sukhoi planes.

The five Rafale fighter jets, which flew from Merignac air base in southern France, landed at Ambala Air Force Station. India bought 36 Rafale aircraft from the French aviation company Dassault, in a deal worth 7.87 billion euros.

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