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27. 

The 1st five of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France landed at which airbase station of Indian Air Force?

[A]. Ambala AFS
[B]. Awantipur AFS
[C]. Adampur AFS
[D]. Amritsar AFS

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Forty-six months after the Euro 7.87 bn (Rs 59,000 crore) Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA), that was signed between India and France in September 2016, the first five of 36 Rafale fighter jets, from France were landed in Ambala in Haryana after covering a distance of nearly 8500 km to join the Indian Air Force (IAF). The five aircraft include two twin seater trainer aircraft and three single seat fighter aircraft. These fighter jets are manufactured with 13 India Specific Enhancements (ISE), by Dassault Aviation, a french company.

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