Now India will give a befitting reply to China on the Eastern Front, Rafale aircraft deployed at Hasimara airbase.. India has taken a big step in the midst of the ongoing conflict over the border dispute with China. Indian Air Force formally inducted Rafale fighter jets into 101 Squadron of Eastern Air Command in the presence of Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria at Hasimara Air Force Base in West Bengal.101 Squadron is the second squadron of the Air Force equipped with Rafale fighter jets. In September last year, the Rafale fighter jets were inducted into the 17 'Global Arrow' squadron. There has been a standoff between India and China on the border in eastern Ladakh since May last year. Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh share the border with China in the northeast. Addressing the personnel at the air base, IAF Chief Bhadauria said that the Rafale jets have been systematically deployed in Hasimara and this has been done keeping in mind the importance of strengthening the capabilities of the Indian Air Force in the eastern sector. According to a statement issued by the IAF, a flypast was also carried out at Hasimara to mark the arrival of the Rafale aircraft, after which the new fighter jet was traditionally saluted with a water cannon.