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Police use water cannons to disperse supporters of Lok Insaaf Party (Punjab) during a protest over the passage of recent farm bills and electricity amendment bill, at Punjab-Haryana border in Ambala district.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly attend a 'Sarva Dharma Puja' during the induction ceremony of Rafale fighter aircrafts, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presents a memento to Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for a group photograph along with Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly and other dignitaries during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Air display of the first batch of IAF’s Rafale fighter aircraft during its induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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IAF pilots board a Rafale fighter aircraft during its induction into the IAF fleet, at the Ambala air base.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Priests perform 'Sarva Dharma Puja' during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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A bird flies near as a French-made Rafale fighter jet makes an inverted flight during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala.

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A French-made Rafale fighter jet flies during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala.

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IAF's Tejas aircraft flies during the Rafale induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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IAF pilots before flying the first batch of five Rafale aircraft during its induction ceremony, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, sitting third left and French Defense Minister Florence Parly, sitting third right, pose for a group photo with Rafale squadron during an induction ceremony of French-made Rafale fighter jets at Air Force Station Ambala. The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July.

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria during the Rafale induction ceremony, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Rafale aircraft being accorded water salute during its induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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IAF helicopters 'Sarang' perform during the Rafale induction ceremony, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Water is sprayed on a French-made Rafale fighter jet during its induction ceremony at the Indian Air Force Station in Ambala. The first batch of five planes, part of a $8.78 billion deal signed between the two countries in 2016 had arrived here in July.

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Air display of the first batch of IAF’s Rafale aircraft in an arrow formation followed by Jaguar and SU-30 aircraft during the former’s induction ceremony, in Ambala.

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Rafale aircraft to be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Rafale aircraft to be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force, at the airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly arrives to take part in Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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IAF Rafale aircraft after touching down at Air Force Station on its arrival on covering a distance of nearly 8500 km from France to India, in Ambala.

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First five Rafale combat aircraft from France arrive at the Air Force Station, in Ambala.

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (2nd L) and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command, Air Marshal B Suresh (R) along with the IAF pilots of the first five Rafale combat aircraft after arriving from France at the Air Force Station, in Ambala. The aircraft will be a part of 17 Squadron, the “Golden Arrows”, which was resurrected on Sept 10, 2019.

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Locals cheer during the touchdown of five Rafale combat jets from France at the airbase, at the entry point of Ambala.

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Water cannon salute being given to one of the five Rafale fighter jets on its arrival at Ambala air base from France.

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The first of five Rafale fighter jets, travelling from France, touches down at Ambala air base in Haryana.

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The first of five Rafale fighter jets, travelling from France, touches down at Ambala air base in Haryana.

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A view of deserted Ambala-Shimla highway during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in Ambala.

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People cross railway tracks on a cold foggy morning in Ambala.

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A policeman inspects the mangled remains of a car which collided with a divider after being hit by a speeding truck near the Ambala Jail flyover on NH-44A, in Ambala

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Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij flashes the victory sign after he won the Assembly election in Ambala.

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First voter Ajjaib Singh shows his finger after casting vote in Khurkara polling station in Ambala constituency.

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A farmers burns paddy stubbles in a field in a village in Ambala district.

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Flood-affected people transport their belongings to a safer place following incessant monsoon rainfall, in Ambala.

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A man lifts his bicycle while crossing a flooded road after heavy rains near Ambala.

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Wreckage of one of the practice bombs which were dropped by the Jaguar fighter plane's pilot along with its fuel tank in his attempt to land safely after a bird-hit, near Ambala.

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Wreckage of one the practice bombs which were dropped by the Jaguar fighter plane's pilot along with its fuel tank in his attempt to land safely after a bird-hit, near Ambala. The pilot managed to land the aircraft safely away from a residential area at the Ambala airbase.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes selfie with party's Ambala seat candidate Kumari Selja after an election campaign for Lok Sabha polls, in Ambala.

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The mortal remains of Rifleman Vikram Jeet Singh, who was killed while foiling an infiltration bid in J & K, being brought to his native village Tepla for his last rites, in Ambala.

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Water-logged streets after rains in Ambala city.

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INLD workers rally at Haryana-Punjab border that was sealed over the SYL issue, in Ambala.

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