Who is the first Indian pilot to fly Rafale?

Who is the first Indian pilot to fly Rafale?

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh
NEW DELHI: Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh, the country’s first Rafale pilot, was a part of the Indian Air Force (IAF) tableau that featured in the Republic Day parade on Wednesday.

Why is Rafale so special?

Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an “omnirole” aircraft by Dassault.

What is Rafale deal issue?

The Congress alleged that the government was procuring each aircraft at a cost of over Rs 1,670 crore, as against Rs 526 crore finalised by the UPA government when it was negotiating a deal for procurement of 126 Rafale jets.

Who made Rafale?

Dassault AviationDassault Rafale / ManufacturerDassault Aviation S.A is an international French aircraft manufacturer of military and business jets.
It was founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch as Société des Avions Marcel Bloch or “MB”. Wikipedia

Who is the first lady pilot?

Sarla Thukral (8 August 1914 – 15 March 2008) was among the first Indian women to fly aircraft. Born in 1914, she earned an aviation pilot license in 1936 at the age of 21 and flew a Gypsy Moth solo….

Sarla Thukral
Died 15 March 2008 (aged 93)
Spouse(s) P. D. Sharma , R.P Thakral

Why does India need Rafale?

The weapons package that Rafale will get for India will capacitate India with the ability to engage Pakistani jets from a long distance without the risk of being tracked. In addition, the air-to-ground SCALP missile can precisely track down any target on the Pakistani territory with ease.

Is Rafale good?

According to Dassault Aviation, the aircraft has proven its operational worth during combat in Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Iraq and Syria. Fitted with avionics, radars and weapon systems, the Rafale is ahead of the F-16s that Pakistan uses or even the China’s JF-20 — a 5th generation stealth aircraft.

What is Rafale deal India?

India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France in September 2016 to procure 36 Rafale jets at a cost of ₹59,000 crore, and the offset obligations were part of the contract.