First Rafale jet to be part of 17 squadron

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  • The first Rafale combat aircraft would be inducted into the Indian Air Force’s ‘Golden Arrows’ 17 Squadron.
  • ‘Golden Arrows’ 17 Squadron was commanded by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Kargil war in 1999.
  • The 17 Squadron which was earlier located in Bhatinda in Punjab and will now be shifted to Ambala in Haryana.
  • The 17 Squadron used to operate the MiG- 21s earlier.
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