Assam’s 3D graphic designer Saurav Chordia has designed the patch for the Golden Arrow Squadron, which resurrected with the new Rafale fighter jets.
Saurav hails from Basugaon in Chirang district.
According to media reports, Saurav is currently engaged with a gaming firm in Delhi.
He earlier designed patches for several other units such as Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team and Tejas Squadron.
A media report quoted Saurav as saying: “I’m a civilian who was assigned the task by the squadron to design a patch exclusively for the unit. This will be the first squadron with Rafale jets in Indian Air Force (IAF).”
“Last year before Rajnath Singh went to France, the squadron gave me this task,” the Assam youth said.
“I embedded their logo on the patch which is Golden Arrows along with their symbol of the Himalayan Eagle and the Rafale Jet with a touch of Indian colours,” Saurav further said.
In the midst of the border row with China, the first five-aircraft squadron of the much-awaited Rafale jets have left France on Monday to join the expanding Air Force fleet at Ambala in Haryana by Wednesday morning.
The jet planes will be refuelled by French Air Force tanker aircraft on their way to an airbase in the UAE on Tuesday before leaving for India, the Indian Embassy said on Monday.
The Rafale fighter jets, which will increase the defence force’s capabilities and firepower multiple times, will soon be inducted in the Indian Air Force (IAF).