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Fake: Rafale aircraft has not crashed near Ambala Air Force Station

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New Delhi, Sep 12: There is a news doing the rounds that a Rafale aircraft crashed near the Ambala Airforce Station and the pilot was martyred. It also claimed that the Rafale crashed due to a technical error.

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Fake: Rafale aircraft has not crashed near Ambala Air Force Station

The forward was attributed to the Indian Air Force with the twitter handle IAF_MCC. The government has clarified that this is a fake forward. PIB said that the image is a morphed one. No such tweet has been posted by the IAF and no such incident has taken place.

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The first fleet of Rafale jets was formally inducted into the 'Golden Arrows' squadron of the IAF at the Ambala Air Force station in presence of a galaxy of dignitaries including French Defence Minister Florence Parly, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria earlier this week.

"The induction of Rafale jets is a big and stern message for the entire world, especially to those eyeing our sovereignty. This kind of induction is very important for the kind of atmosphere that has been created on our borders," Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh said at the ceremony.

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Claim

Rafale Aircraft crashed near Ambala Air Force Station

Conclusion

No such incident has taken place

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False
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