Calling the Rafale fighter jets a game changer for the Indian Air Force, Eastern Air Command Air Marshal R Nambiar, on Saturday said that all Air Force units in the region, except for some in West Bengal, will get the modern platforms, including the Rafale, the Chinook and the Apache attack helicopters.
Nambiar was speaking to media persons in Shillong where the IAF Eastern Air Command kicked off a two-day air-fest to celebrate the 86th Air Force Day.
Asserting that it is capability enhancement for India, the air marshal said, "The Rafale is an excellent aircraft. I had the opportunity to fly it in France two weeks ago. Let me assure you that this is a very good platform, highly capable and a game changer. Its presence in this area would give us a lot of deterrence," he said. "It provides us with a huge modicum of capability which never existed in this part of the world," he added.