Kolkata: Amidst the challenge from China on the border, the Indian Air Force has taken a big step. The second squadron of the Rafale fighter jets was officially deployed at the Eastern Air Command at Hasimara in West Bengal on Wednesday. The process was completed at Hasimara on Wednesday under the leadership of Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria, during which the Rafale fighter jet was saluted. Meanwhile, the Air Force Chief said that Rafale has been deployed here to strengthen the eastern sector, which is very sensitive.
Let us tell you that 101 Squadron is the second such squadron combined with the Rafale fighter jet. The squadron was introduced into the Air Force on 1 May 1949. In which there have been Harvard, The Spitfire, Vampire, Su-7, MiG-21M and now it is the turn of Rafale jets. The first squadron of Rafale is stationed in Ambala, which recently patrolled other areas of the LAC including Ladakh. Now the second squadron has been stationed at Hasimara, which will stand ahead of Bengal to face China on the Northeast frontier.
Let us tell you that the way China has been aggressive on the border, India is fully prepared and is responding eye to eye. Now the deployment of Rafale jets in Hasimara will benefit the most from the northeastern border, where China has always been audacious about Arunachal Pradesh.