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Break-in at IAF's Paris Office Overseeing the Manufacture of Rafale Jets, Says Report

The Ministry of Defence has been briefed about the incident in which no document or data was stolen.


Updated:May 22, 2019, 11:56 PM IST
Break-in at IAF's Paris Office Overseeing the Manufacture of Rafale Jets, Says Report
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New Delhi: In a possible espionage attempt, unidentified persons on Sunday broke into the Indian Air Force Rafale project team office in Paris, which is overseeing the manufacture of the 36 Rafale fighter jets as a part of the deal between India and France.

The break-in at the project management team office, which is located in the Saint Cloud suburb of Paris, took place on Sunday night.

"No hard disk or document has been stolen. More details are being ascertained about the motive," news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.

French police authorities are now investigating the case. According to the ANI report, the Defence Ministry has also been brief on the matter.

The project management team is headed by a Group Captain-ranked IAF officer.

The Rafale deal has been at the centre of many a conflict between the Congress and the BJP, with Rahul Gandhi levelling several allegations against PM Modi.

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