India receives first Rafale fighter jet from France
India has received first of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The fighter jet was received by Deputy Chief Air Marshal Chaudhary during his visit to France on Thursday.
The tail number of the plane is RB-01 which stands for the name of Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria.
Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, who was appointed as the next Indian Ari Force chief on Thursday, was instrumental in steering the Rafale jet deal between India and France and was also among the first IAF officials to fly the jet.