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Pakistani pilots training on Rafale fake news: Envoy

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has denied reports that Pakistani pilots under an exchange programme with were being trained to fly fighter jets.

"I can confirm that it is fake news," tweeted French Ambassador to Alexan Ziegler, putting to rest speculations that Pakistani pilots had got hands on the Rafales before they were inducted into the

A February report of AIN Online had gone viral claiming that the first batch of pilots trained for (which has also ordered French jets like India) in November 2017 were Pakistani exchange officers.

had placed two separate orders for 36 jets. The first of the was delivered in February.

The delivery of Rafale for was expected to start by September.



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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 14:20 IST