Indian Air Force to Mark Bastille Day with Rafale Flypast in Paris

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Indian Air Force to Mark Bastille Day with Rafale Flypast in Paris

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will mark Bastille Day, France’s National Day, with a flypast of Rafale fighter jets over the Champs-Elysees in Paris on July 14. The flypast will be part of the Bastille Day Parade, which is a military parade that celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a key event in the French Revolution.

The IAF contingent will also march in the parade, which will be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The contingent will be led by Squadron Leader Sindhu Reddy, who is the first woman fighter pilot to command an IAF contingent at the Bastille Day Parade.

The participation of the IAF in the Bastille Day Parade is a sign of the strong military cooperation between India and France. The two countries have a long history of cooperation in the defense sector, and the Rafale jets are a symbol of this cooperation.

The Rafale jets are the most advanced fighter jets in the Indian Air Force’s inventory. They are capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, including air superiority, ground attack, and maritime strike. The participation of the Rafale jets in the Bastille Day Parade will showcase the capabilities of these jets to the world.

The Bastille Day Parade is a prestigious event, and the participation of the IAF is a testament to the strong military ties between India and France. The flypast of the Rafale jets and the march of the IAF contingent will be a highlight of the parade, and it will be a proud moment for India.

WATCH: India Air Force's contingent set to march in Bastille Day Parade as Indian Rafale jets will thunder in air

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