As Indian troops remain dug in at Ladakh in a prolonged standoff with China, allies are pitching in with commitments to deliver urgently needed weapons and ammunition for the armed forces.
France has promised to deliver additional Rafale jets next month. The first set of the fighter jets – equipped with the world’s best long-range air-to-air missiles – is expected to reach India by July 27. As per the initial plan, four fighters will reach the home base at Ambala next month. A total of eight aircraft are nearing certification.