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French Minister says probe underway on attempted break-in at IAF Rafale office

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Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, of State for and Foreign Affairs of France, on Monday said investigation is underway in the attempted break-in at the Indian Air Force project management team office in last month.

"Investigation is going on. Indian authorities would be updated when new details would be provided to us," told ANI.

Unidentified persons broke into India's office in last month in a possible espionage attempt to steal data related to the critical to India's security plans.

The project team, headed by a Group Captain-rank officer, who looks after issues related to the 36 Rafale combat aircraft, including the production timelines and training of Indian personnel who have to be trained for maintenance and flying operations of the plane, which is acquiring.

The French also said will get its first Rafale fighter jet by September this year.

"The first Rafale jets will land in in September and it will be a very tough signal of the effectiveness of this cooperation. Thirty-six Rafale (jets) will be delivered one by one. It's very good news for the cooperation between and India," he added.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 14:03 IST