Monday, October 01, 2018

Rafale fighter aircraft will not be ready to fly at Bengaluru's Aero India air show in February: IAF official

Bengaluru: The controversial Rafale fighter India ordered would not be ready to fly at the Bengaluru air show in February, an IAF official said on Sunday.

"Rafale for India will not be ready by February. We expect Dassault to fly some other Rafale at the Aero India show here on 20 to 24 February, 2019," Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal RK Singh Bhadauria told IANS at a press conference.

The French aerospace major (Dassault Aviation) is set to deliver 36 Rafales multi-role medium combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in fly-away condition from September 2019 onwards.

The 12th edition of the 5-day biennial air show will be held at IAF's Yelahanka base on the city's northern outskirts as before.
01/10/18 IANS/First Post