Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet

Updated: Feb 22, 2017, 15:24 IST
  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani gestures before boarding Rafale aircraft for a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    "This is a proud moment for an Indian to have flown the world's most advanced fighter aircraft. I look forward to an opportunity to make these aircraft under 'Make in India' initiative and serve our nation, the Air Force and the Navy," Ambani said in a statement. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Kitted in flying overalls, G-suit, Armee de l'Air jacket torso harness, flying boots and helmet with oxygen mask, Ambani, 57, took a flight in the fighter jet that the Indian Air Force (IAF) is soon to have in its inventory. Pic/AFP
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    Indian Chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Anil Ambani (C) walks through the Aero India exhibition at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on February 15, 2017. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Ambani, also known as the "Marathon Man" for his ability and fondness for long-distance running, underwent a pre-flight briefing on the emergency systems, how to operate the Heads-Up display and the ejected/egress procedures before the flight. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    The Mumbai-based Reliance Group has set up a joint venture (Reliance Defence Ltd) with the Dassault Aviation of France to meet the 50 per cent offset obligations which are part the Rafale deal India has signed. The IAF has ordered 36 Rafales for induction into its frontline fleet at a value of euro 7.87 billion (Rs 55,689 crore/$8.34 billion). Pic/AFP
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    Indian Chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Anil Ambani (2R) shakes hands with company officials as he arrives for a flight in a Rafale fighter jet built by French aviation manufacturer Dassault, on the second day of the Aero India exhibition at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on February 15, 2017. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    The twin-engine medium multirole combat aircraft Rafale, which in French means 'burst of fire', is equipped with a range of weapons, including latest missiles, which will give the IAF an edge over arch rival Pakistan. Pic/AFP
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    Indian Chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Anil Ambani (C) arrives for a flight in a Rafale fighter jet built by French aviation manufacturer Dassault, on the second day of the Aero India exhibition at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on February 15, 2017. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    The canard delta wing metal bird will be a strategic force in the IAF as it has the Beyond Visual Range Meteor air-to-air missile with over 150km range. Pic/AFP
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani showing thumbs up sign as he sit inside the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    The 30-minute sortie was a low level flight with a vertical climb starting from 1,000 feet going up to 6,000 metres and with supersonic run and multiple envelopes. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani climbs in the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani get inside the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani sit inside the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani climbs in the cockpit of Rafale aircraft far a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of Aero India 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani gestures before boarding Rafale aircraft for a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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  • Photos: Anil Ambani takes to the skies; flies in a Rafale fighter jet
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani gestures before boarding Rafale aircraft for a sortie during the 2nd day of the 11th biennial edition of AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Pic/PTI
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Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani flew in a Rafale fighter jet at the 'Aero India 2017' expo air show at the Yelahanka IAF base in Bangalore on Wednesday. We have pictures...

 

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