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Rafale jets to be formally inducted into IAF on Thursday; French defence minister to attend event

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 8 September 2020 ()
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 into the Indian Air Force, officials said.
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News video: Rafale induction into IAF: ‘Sarv Dharm Puja’ conducted at Ambala Airbase

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As Indian Air Force inducts the five Rafale jets at the Ambala air base, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence Parly attended the ‘Sarv Dharm Puja’ that was conducted. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria were also present during...

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