Ambala, India,29 July 20202: Group Captain Harkirat Singh is the first Commanding Officer of the new #Rafale squadron (17 Sqn, Ambala)
The much awaited Rafale fighters arriving from France will land at India’s Punjab Ambala airbase today.
Shaurya Chakra Awardee Group Captain Harkirat Singh is the first commanding officer of Rafael Squadron who has also flown MiG and Sukhoi.
He was awarded the #ShauryaChakra in the year 2009 for safely landing the doomed #MiG_21_Bison when the engine of #MiG_21 malfunctioned.
Assam son behind patch design of IAF’s first Rafale squadron.
Saurav Chordia, who hails from Basugaon in Chirang district of Assam, is the man behind the patch design for the Golden Arrow Squadron which will come into existence with the induction of the new Rafale fighter jets.
Saurav wanted to be join in the Indian Air force but could not pursue that due to his eyes problem. But he did not lose hope and started designing aircraft models in 3D, his aviation art and design noticed by one unit in the IAF when he was in college.
Chordia is currently employed in a gaming firm based in Delhi.
According to his words:- “I embedded their logo on the patch which is Golden Arrows along with their symbol of the Himalayan Eagle and the Rafale Jet with a pinch of Indian tricolors”,
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