Even when so for a short whereas, cricket was meant to take a again seat for the honourary lieutenant colonel within the Territorial Military, who holds expensive something that’s associated to the army.
An excited Dhoni promptly expressed his delight at 5 Rafale fighter jets being formally inducted into the 17 Squadron of the IAF at a glittering ceremony on the Ambala air base.
“With the Ultimate Induction Ceremony the world’s finest fight confirmed 4.5Gen fighter airplane will get the world’s finest fighter pilots. Within the fingers of our pilots and the combo of various aircrafts with the IAF the potent fowl’s lethality will solely enhance,” Dhoni tweeted.
The induction ceremony was attended by defence minister Rajnath Singh and France’ minister of the armed power Florence Parly.
Dhoni, who just lately dropped at an finish his superb worldwide cricket profession, wished the 17 Squadron luck.
“Wishing The Superb 17 Squadron (Golden Arrows) all the perfect and for all of us hope the Rafale beats the service report of the Mirage 2000 however Su30MKI stays my fav and the boys get new goal to dogfight with and look forward to BVR engagement until their improve to Tremendous Sukhoi.”
Dhoni, 39, is at present in Dubai and is making ready to steer his staff Chennai Tremendous Kings within the Indian Premier League starting on September 19. The occasion has been moved to the UAE due to rising COVID-19 instances in India.
Earlier than arriving in Ambala, France’s minister of armed forces acquired a ceremonial Guard of Honour at New Delhi.
IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) R.Ok.S. Bhadauria was additionally current on the induction ceremony.
That is the primary imported fighter jet to be inducted into service for the reason that Sukhoi-30s from Russia within the late 90s.