Assam recieves season's first snowfall, find out where !

The hill district of Assam, Dima Hasao has received the season’s first spell of snowfall.

The snowfall has whitewashed the green hills of the district.

Dima Hasao has seen snowfalls at Kipeilo village, 75 km away from Haflong, bringing cheer to the villagers in the New Year.

The Zemi Naga-dominated village under Mahur police station is situated in the Laisong council constituency.

Source: News Feed Assam

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Rafale likely to reach India by July 29

Mumbai: Most awaiting fighter jet for Indian Air Force ‘Rafale’ takes off from France and might reach India by 29 July. The first batch of five jets will reach India which will officially join the Haryana’s Ambala Indian Air Force fleet. Rafale jets are manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation and are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft. These are nuclear-capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.

The flights will travel 7,000 kilometre to reach India from France. However, they have a stopover at UAE’s Al Dhafra Air Base. The jets will be refueled in the air to air mode. Reports suggest that the Rafale jets are likely to be deployed in the Ladakh sector on the Eastern Border with China in view of the border row with the country.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets and flew a sortie in the MMRCA fighter jet from a French airbase in Paris to gain the first-hand experience of the aircraft. Rafale was handed over to Singh on the foundation day of the Indian Air Force. The first Rafale bears a tail number ‘RB 01', where 'RB' stands for Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, who played an important role in negotiations for procuring 36 Rafale jets in the flyaway condition.

The first Rafale fighter jet was delivered in October last year, Ajay Kumar, secretary to the department of defence production, said. French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler had then said all the 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next two years.

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