The IAF has “technically accepted” the jet at the Bordeaux Manufacturing facility of Dassault aviation in France.
To mark the role played by IAF chief designate Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria in finalising the Rs. 59,000 crore deal in September 2016, twin – seat jet has tail number RB 001.
Rajnath Singh the defense minister will be in France for the official induction ceremony on October 8 which also includes his French counterpart. The team led by IAF deputy chief Air Marshal VR Chaudhari also flew in a plane for an hour.