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Iran missiles land near Al Dhafra airbase in UAE where IAF’s 5 Rafales are on overnight halt: Reports

UAE’s Al Dhafra airbase, where the five Rafale fighter planes of the Indian Air Force (IAF) halted overnight yesterday, was in a state of high alert when three Iranian missiles landed near the base, sources said.

“CNN has learned US bases at Al Udeid and Al Dhafra went on alert this am when intel indicators showed an Iranian missile possibly headed that way. Personnel told to take cover for several minutes. No missile struck, US officials say they took prudent precautionary measures,” CNN’s Barbara Starr tweeted.

Noted US journalist Lucas Tomlinson also reported the incident.

It is worth noting that the first batch of five Rafale jets will reach India today (July 29). Nearly 4 years ago, India and France signed an inter-governmental agreement to supply 36 of the multi-role jets to the IAF under a Rs 59,000-crore deal.

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