Indian pilots taking to Rafale jets ‘was amazing’, says French Air Force’s Chief of Staff

France: Indian pilots taking Rafale jets during the Indo-French Garuda VI exercise was “amazing”, said General Philippe Lavigne, the Chief of Staff of the French Air Force.

“It was amazing… After two or three flights it feels comfortable and the feedback I’ve gotten from the squadron says ‘Wow’. It’s a combat-proven aircraft and the interface is very nice and clear so it eases the pilot.. I think it’s a mix between a very good, experienced pilot and very good aircraft which matched so well,” Lavigne told reporters on Friday.

Garuda VI is a tactical Indo-French exercise aimed at enhancing the inter-operability level of the French and Indian crews in air defence and ground attack missions, held from July 1 to July 12. It falls under the global framework of bilateral cooperation between the two nations and is alternately held in France and India


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