efe-epaSrinagar, India

The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets landed at an Indian air force base on Wednesday, officials said, in a major boost to the country's air power amid border tensions with neighboring China and Pakistan.

The French-made planes touched down at the airbase in Ambala amid security restrictions and prohibitory orders that banned photography and gathering of more than four people in the northern city, some 250 km (155 miles) from the national capital of New Delhi.EFE-EPA