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According to IAF officials, first of the three Rafales with India specific enhancements with arrive from Istres-Le Tube air base, north-west of Marseille, France in December while the last three of multi-role fighters will be flown into Ambala air base in January 2022.
The Istres air base in France is equipped with test bed facilities for manufacturer Dassault Aviation to install India specific enhancements on Rafale fighters.
The Indian Air Force will also become much more potent in December with the induction of at least two S-400 air defence systems in India. The Russian S-400 will not only match similar system deployed with the Chinese Army on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) but also deter any aerial threat from across the Tibetan border from 400 kilometers.