|General Naik and Palomeros - Aero India 2011|
The General palomeros, commander of the French Air Force, has met his Indian counterpart, the General Naik at the Yelahanka Air Base during Aero India 2011.
From the French General point of View, Aero India is seen as an actual training deployment for his men as well as a live demonstration of the capabilities of the Rafale and the professionalism of the French Air Force crews. Palomeros especially point out the fact that the Rafale only needs a small staff to be maintained far away from its home base.
The meeting was the occasion to talk about 3 main subjects :
- The French-Indian Air Forces cooperation and the next Garuda exercice that should take place at the end of 2012 or in early 2013.
- The modernization of the IAF Mirage 2000 fleet which will be brought to the dash 5 standard
- They also discussed about the ongoing MMRCA contest but won't leak any information about it as the subject is very sensitive right now.
|French Air Force Rafale team - Aero india 2011|