Attempted break-in at IAF's Rafale facility in Paris

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Attempted break-in at IAF's Rafale facility in Paris

The attempted break-in happened at the facility of the Indian Air Force's Rafale Project Management Team in a suburb of Paris on Sunday night. The Defence Ministry has been briefed about the incident.

A group of unidentified individuals tried to break into the facility of the Indian Rafale project management team in France.

The attempted break-in happened at the facility of the Indian Air Force's Rafale Project Management Team in a suburb of Paris on Sunday night.

The Indian team in France is headed by a Group Captain rank officer to oversee the production of 36 Rafale aircraft by French manufacturer Dassault Aviation as well as the training of Indian personnel there.

The Defence ministry has been apprised of the break-in by the Air Force.

India signed an agreement with France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft in a fly-away condition as part of the upgrading process of Indian Air Force equipment. The deal is estimated to be about Rs 58,000 crore (about USD 8 billion).

The Rafale fighter is a twin-engine Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) manufactured by French aerospace company Dassault Aviation.

This is a developing story. More details to follow.