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French Envoy to India says Pak pilots were not trained on Rafale jets

There were concerns in the Indian military establishment after the report by the US-based website

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rafale
Rafale jet

French on Thursday dismissed as "fake news" reports that a batch of Pakistani pilots were trained on fighter jets being procured by

American industry website reported that the first batch of pilots trained on the fighter jet for in November 2017 were Pakistani exchange officers.

"I can confirm that it is fake news," Ziegler tweeted.

French diplomatic sources said no Pakistani pilots ever trained on jets in
 

There were concerns in the Indian military establishment after the report by the US-based website.

The report came in the midst of a simmering political slugfest over procurement of Rafale jets by the from

is procuring a batch of 36 from at a cost of Rs 58,000 crore. The has been alleging massive irregularities in the deal while the government has strongly rejected the charges.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 14:00 IST
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