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Ambala: City in Haryana, India
Ambala, is a city and a municipal corporation in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India, located on the border with the Indian state of Punjab and in proximity to both states capital Chandigarh. Politically; Ambala has two sub-areas: Ambala Cantonment also known as and Ambala City, eight kilometres apart, therefore it is also known as "Twin City". It has a large Indian Army and Indian Air Force presence within its cantonment area. Ambala separates the Ganges river network from the Indus river network and is surrounded by two rivers – Ghaggar and Tangri – to the north and to the south. Due to its geographical location, the Ambala district plays an important role in local tourism, being located 47 km south of Chandigarh, 50 km north of Kurukshetra, 148 km southwest of Shimla, 198 km north of New Delhi and 260 km southeast of Amritsar.

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Farmers continue to protest against Agriculture Reform Bills in Haryana, Punjab [Video]

Farmers continue to protest against Agriculture Reform Bills in Haryana, Punjab

Farmers continued to protest passage of agriculture ordinance bills in Lok Sabha across Haryana and Punjab on Sep 18. They gathered in Haryana's Ambala and Karnal to demonstrate against Agriculture..

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Bharatiya Kisan Union stages protest in Ludhiana, Ambala to oppose three farm sector ordinances [Video]

Bharatiya Kisan Union stages protest in Ludhiana, Ambala to oppose three farm sector ordinances

Bharatiya Kisan Union staged protest in Ludhiana on September 15. Thousands of farmers came out on streets to oppose the recent three farm sector ordinances passed by the Union Cabinet. Protesters also..

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'France sent medical equipment to India for COVID patients in intensive care': French Defence Minister [Video]

'France sent medical equipment to India for COVID patients in intensive care': French Defence Minister

While addressing at the joint press briefing on Rafale induction ceremony in Haryana's Ambala on September 10, Minister of the Armed Forces of France Florence Parly said, "I am delighted to be in India..

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'Invited French defence manufacturers to invest in India': Rajnath Singh [Video]

'Invited French defence manufacturers to invest in India': Rajnath Singh

While addressing at the joint press briefing on Rafale induction ceremony in Haryana's Ambala on September 10, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "I had a fruitful discussion with Madam minister..

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Five Rafale aircraft formally inducted into IAF's 17 Squadron 'Golden Arrows' [Video]

Five Rafale aircraft formally inducted into IAF's 17 Squadron 'Golden Arrows'

The five Rafale aircraft were formally inducted in 17 Squadron 'Golden Arrows' of the Indian Air Force, at Ambala airbase on September 10. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart..

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Rafale induction is stern message for entire world: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Rafale induction is stern message for entire world: Rajnath Singh

While addressing at the Rafale induction ceremony in Haryana's Ambala on September 10, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "Rafale induction is a big and stern message for the entire world, especially..

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Rafale induction into IAF represents strong ties between India and France: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Rafale induction into IAF represents strong ties between India and France: Rajnath Singh

While addressing at the Rafale induction ceremony in Haryana's Ambala on September 10, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "The induction of Rafale into IAF also represents the strong ties between..

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Rafale induction: 'We're adding new chapter in IAF's glorious history,' says IAF Chief [Video]

Rafale induction: 'We're adding new chapter in IAF's glorious history,' says IAF Chief

While addressing at the Rafale induction ceremony in Haryana's Ambala airbase on September 10, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria said, "We are adding a new chapter..

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India will not compromise sovereignty, territorial integrity under any circumstances: Rajnath Singh [Video]

India will not compromise sovereignty, territorial integrity under any circumstances: Rajnath Singh

While addressing at the Rafale induction ceremony in Haryana's Ambala on September 10, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "In my recent foreign trip, I put the point of view of India in front of the..

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'Sarva Dharma Puja' performed at Rafale induction ceremony [Video]

'Sarva Dharma Puja' performed at Rafale induction ceremony

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly witnessed the traditional 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony at Ambala airbase. The five Rafale aircraft to be..

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Watch: Air display of Rafale at induction ceremony [Video]

Watch: Air display of Rafale at induction ceremony

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of the Armed Forces of France Florence Parly witness air display of Rafale fighter aircraft flanked by SU-30 and Jaguar aircraft in arrow formation. Rafale..

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French Minister of Armed Forces receives Guard of Honour in Delhi [Video]

French Minister of Armed Forces receives Guard of Honour in Delhi

Minister of Armed Forces of France, Florence Parly received ceremonial Guard of Honour in Delhi on September 10. She is the chief guest for Rafale induction ceremony. Defence Minister of India Rajnath..

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'Birds pose threat to Rafale jets’: IAF writes to Chief Secretary over issue [Video]

'Birds pose threat to Rafale jets’: IAF writes to Chief Secretary over issue

Months after the first batch of Rafale jets landed at the Ambala airbase, Indian Air Force has raised a concern about the security of Rafale jets. IAF has written to Chief Secretary, Haryana, stating..

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Watch how IAF chief greeted Rafale pilots at Ambala base; jet induction in Aug [Video]

Watch how IAF chief greeted Rafale pilots at Ambala base; jet induction in Aug

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria was personally present at the Ambala air base to welcome the first batch of Rafale fighter aircraft from France. After the planes touched down, they..

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Watch: First batch of Rafale fighter jets take off from France to join Indian Air Force [Video]

Watch: First batch of Rafale fighter jets take off from France to join Indian Air Force

The first batch of Rafale jets took off from France to join the Indian Air Force on July 27. The jet will join Indian Air Force fleet at Ambala in Haryana on July 29. The aircraft will be refuelled by..

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Five Rafale combat aircraft made by French company Dassault Aviation can be deployed at a short notice at the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Ambala..
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'France supports India's candidacy for permanent UNSC seat': French minister at Rafale ceremony

French defence minister Florence Parly on Thursday reiterated her country's support to the candidature of India for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at the Rafale induction..
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IAF formally inducts Rafale jets: How 'game-changer' jets will boost India's air power

"Induction of Rafale jets could not have happened at a more opportune time considering security scenario today. Rafale being based in Ambala is important as the fleet can rapidly access all areas of..
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IAF formally inducts Rafale in its fleet at Ambala airbase

The first batch of five aircrafts was formally inducted into the IAF's inventory at an impressive ceremony held at the strategic Ambala airbase. The event was attended by Union defence minister,..
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French defence minister arrives in Delhi, to attend Rafale induction ceremony at Ambala

French Defence Minister Florence Parly arrived here in the national capital on an official visit on Thursday morning, ahead of the formal induction of the first five Indian Air Force Rafale jets at..
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Rafale jets to be formally inducted into IAF on Thursday; French defence minister to attend event

Defence minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly and India's top military brass will attend a ceremony in Ambala airbase on Thursday to formally induct five Rafale fighter jets..
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Citing threat to Rafale jets from birds in Ambala, IAF writes to Haryana chief secretary

Indian Air Force (IAF) director general (inspection and safety) air marshal Manavendra Singh on August 5, 2020, wrote a letter to the Haryana chief secretary (CS) Keshni Anand Arora, while asking for..
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5 Rafale jets touchdown at Ambala, residents celebrate, politicians take political mileage, Sec 144 flouted


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PM Modi tweets in Sanskrit to welcome Rafale jets, says no virtue like protecting nation

There is no virtue like protecting the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as welcomed the first batch of five Rafale jets which landed in Ambala with a tweet in Sanskrit. He also..
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Watch: Five Rafale fighter jets land at Ambala airbase, given ceremonial water salute

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed that the five Rafale fighter jets from France safely landed at the Indian Air Force base in Ambala. The jets were given a customary water salute upon their..
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Watch: Rafale touchdown at Ambala airbase


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Birds have entered Indian airspace, happy landing in Ambala: Rajnath welcomes Rafales


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Enthusiasm in air, among Ambala residents before touchdown of Rafale at airbase


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The name Rafale scares our enemies: Haryana home minister Anil Vij

"Today, the king of fighter planes will arrive in Ambala. The people are awaiting the arrival of Rafale fighter jets. If there was no Covid-19, they would have welcomed the fighters jets with..
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'Welcome to India, boys': Netizens flood Twitter with greetings as Rafale jets make radio contact with Indian Navy

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Rafale Landing: 'Water salute' to be given to five fighter aircraft at Ambala airbase

After almost two decades, India will induct a new multirole foreign fighter aircraft, as five Rafale combat aircraft would join its Air Force fleet today in Ambala.
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Five Rafale jets to land in Ambala today, security tightened around air base

The jets took off from the Merignac airbase in French port city of Bordeaux on Monday and will arrive here after covering a distance of 7,000 km with air-to-air refuelling and a single stop in the..
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Rafale Landing: As India awaits arrival of 5 fighter jets, IMD predicts 'cloudy skies, rainfall' weather in Ambala

Indian Air Force has a back-up plan in case the weather conditions do not permit a timely landing of the Rafale jets in Haryana's Ambala.
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After taking off of Rafale from France for India, Ambala with Rafale trends on Twitter

Following the spread of news of Rafale fighter jets taking off from France for India, hashtag Ambala with Rafale started trending on Twitter on Tuesday and within a few hours, over 10,000 tweets were..
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Five IAF Rafales take off for India, to reach Ambala on July 29

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Induction of Rafale at Ambala likely on July 29


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Four Rafales to arrive in India by July-end, India to gain edge over Pakistan, China in air

"The first four aircraft including three twin-seater trainer aircraft and one single-seater fighter aircraft would start arriving by the end of July at the Ambala airbase. The trainers will have the..
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Panchkula violence case: After spending two years behind bars, Honeypreet Insan released from Ambala jail

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Indian Air Force resurrects 'Golden Arrows' to house Rafale

The 'Golden Arrows' was raised on October 1, 1951, at Ambala with the Harvard IIB trainer aircraft and later got its first jet fighter de Havilland Vampire.
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"Around 100 fire brigades are trying to douse the fire since morning but the fire has not yet been fully controlled. A huge government loss has been estimated in this fire incident. There is a..
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Pigeons pose threat to fighter jets at IAF's future Rafale base

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Air Force lauds pilot of Jaguar aircraft for 'prompt action', averting tragedy in Ambala

The aircraft, with two additional fuel drop tanks and Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) pods, took off from the Air Force Station, Ambala for a training mission on Thursday.
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Jaguar fighter jet drops jettisoned fuel tank, practice bombs after being hit by a bird in Ambala

The jettisoned fuel tank dropped from the Jaguar exploded on the boundary wall of IAF Station causing a panic in the residential area along the station boundary wall. Moreover, the fighter jet also..
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IAF aircraft suffers engine failure mid-air, lands safely in Ambala

Prompt action by an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot saved his Jaguar fighter aircraft after it suffered a bird hit soon after taking off from the Ambala air base and landed back safely on Thursday..
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