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New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India will receive the first Rafale fighter aircraft from its French manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on October 8, defence sources said on Tuesday. The first batch of the aircraft will, however, arrive in India by May next year for which preparations are already underway in the country. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, along with a team of senior officials, is scheduled to travel to France for receiving the first aircraft in a ceremony. India has signed a multi-billion dollar deal with France and Dassault Aviation for procuring 36 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF). "As per the earlier plan of action, the first Rafale aircraft was to be handed over to India in the last week of September. The current Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa was scheduled to travel to France along with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for the ceremony. "However, October 8 has been chosen now because it is not only celebrated as IAF Day but the auspicious festival of Dussehra also falls on this date in 2019," said a defence official. The first squadron of Rafale aircraft will be stationed at the Ambala Air Force Station, a strategic IAF base located around 250 km away from the India-Pakistan border. The second batch will be stationed at the Hasimara base in West Bengal located strategically near the border between India and Bhutan. As per sources, more than Rs 400 crore has been sanctioned for revamping the two air bases for inducting the Rafale jets. On Tuesday, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa formally resurrected IAF's 17 Squadron, which will be equipped with the Rafale, at the Ambala Air Force Station, before the aircraft begin to arrive in India in batches. The 17 Squadron, also known as the 'Golden Arrows', had been disbanded in 2016 after the phasing out of the MiG 21 aircraft. In the past, the squadron has been equipped with aircraft including the Harvard-II B, the De Havilland Vampire and the Hawker Hunter. Dhanoa had commanded the squadron during the Kargil War of 1999. Earlier, the squadron was stationed in Bathinda. The Rafale is an extremely capable, fourth generation, multirole aircraft with advanced weapons. The aircraft will come equipped with Israeli helmet-mounted displays, radar warning receivers, low band jammers, 10-hour flight data recording, infra-red search and tracking systems and other India-specific enhancements.Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) A letter to blow up the Indian Air Force station in Ambala, Haryana, where the first batch of five Rafale aircraft are stationed, was received by authorities, police said on Saturday.

The letter was received on Friday after which the authorities lodged a complaint with the nearby police station, a police official told IANS.

As a precaution and to ensure safety security has been beefed up at the Ambala station, he added.

“The letter appears to be a hoax and the handiwork of some mischief-mongers,” a senior police official told IANS.

The air base is surrounded by villages, including Dhulkot, Baldev Nagar, Garnala and Panjokhara and the National Highway 1-A.

Source: IANS

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