Indian Air Force Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria took a sortie on Rafale aircraft at French Air Force’s Mont de Marsan air base today, reports ANI.
“It was a very good experience, we'll have many lessons to take home in terms of how to best utilise Rafale once it is inducted into our Air Force, and how the combination can be with Su-30, another potent and important fleet in our Air Force,” Bhadauria said.
He further added, “In terms of technology & weapons Rafale has brought in, it will again be a game changer for IAF from our planning perspective, point of view of offensive missions & planning the kind of war we want to conduct in the coming years.”
"Once the Su-30MKI and the Rafale start operating together, it will be a potent combination against our adversaries, be it Pakistan or anybody else. Any adversary would be worried about such a combination," the Air Marshal said.
Referring to the Pakistani retaliation to Balakot strikes, he said, "For any such (February 27-type) operation by Pakistan, they would have losses much more. We would have larger weapons and we would have better weapons. The attrition that we will inflict would be very very high."