Ambala: As first batch of five Rafale fighter jets are set to arrive in India around 2 pm, the Ambala administration is gearing up for its landing as it seals roads leading to the Air Force Station in Haryana till 5 pm.
A part of security tightening measure and prohibitory orders, the Ambala district administration has also barred people from flying private drones within the three-km radius of the air base. Section 144 has been imposed in four villages closer to the air base, an official said, adding that gathering of people on roofs and photography during landing is strictly prohibited.
BJP’s Ambala city MLA Aseem Goyal urged to people to light candles in their homes between 7-7:30 pm on Wednesday to welcome the Rafale jets.
Nearly four years ago, India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France for 36 Rafale jets under a Rs 59,000 crore deal to boost the IAF’s combat capabilities.