Three French Rafale jets stopped in India during deployment in the Indo-Pacific
A French Air and Space Force contingent, including three Rafale jets, was hosted in India during the Indo-Pacific deployment, a statement issued by the French Embassy in New Delhi said.
A French Air and Space Force contingent, including three Rafale jets, was hosted for a technical stop at the Air Force Station in Sulur town in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu on 10-11 August during a long-range deployment from France to the Pacific Ocean.
From 10 August to 18 September, the French Air and Space Force is carrying out a major long-range mission in the Indo-Pacific, code-named PAGES 22.
“The first phase of this mission is intended for a long-range air power launch by deploying an air force crew from metropolitan France in the French region of New Caledonia to the Pacific Ocean in less than 72 hours (10–12 August). ability to demonstrate,” the statement added.
“During this unprecedented 16,600 km deployment, the Air Force crew made a technical stopover at Air Force Station Sulur.”
As part of Mission Page 22, the French Air Force contingent will participate in the ‘Pitch Black’ air exercise in Australia from 17 August to 10 September. Indian Air Force will also participate in this multilateral exercise along with Australia, Japan. , USA, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, UK and South Korea.
, Three French Rafale jets stopped in India during deployment in the Indo-Pacific