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Rafale deal: A saga of political dogfight to celebratory touchdown

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 29 July 2020 ()
The touchdown of five Rafale jets on Indian soil on Wednesday caps years of intense political dogfight, with the ruling BJP projecting the purchase as a huge boost to national security and the Congress alleging corruption, before a clean chit by the Supreme Court to the deal removed any hurdle in its acquisition.
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The first batch of Indian Air Force's Rafale jets finally touched down in India. The fighter aircraft, produced by France's Dassault Aviation, finally completed their 2-day, 7,000 km journey to reach their new home. The 5 new jets were welcomed by the IAF with a 'water salute'. Earlier in the day,...

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