Despite calling Rafale fighter jets as game changer for India, IAF Chief fears Pakistan’s PAF upgradation
NEW DELHI - Indian Air Chief Marshal Birendra Singh Dhanoa has termed the Rafael fighters as game changer for India however he had still fears about neighbouring PAF upgradation of its fleet.
Air Chief Dhanoa has said that there is no iota of doubt that Rafale jets would be a massive shot in the arm for the Indian Air Force. "Who says we don't need Rafale? The government says we need Rafale, we are saying we need Rafale, the SC has given a fine judgement," he said. "It took us so long that our adversaries have already upgraded their system. Rafale is a game changer."
The Rafale fighter is a twin-engine Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).
India signed an agreement with France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft in a fly-away condition as part of the upgrading process of Indian Air Force equipment. The estimated cost of the deal is Rs 58,000 crore.