Rafale fighter aircraft.Reuters file [Representational Image]A break-in attempt was made by a group of individuals at the Indian Air Force’s Rafale fighter jet facility in Paris on Sunday.According to reports, the break-in attempt was conducted by a group of unidentified individuals at the building of the Project Management Team of Rafale in St Cloud suburb of Paris. The Rafale office of the Indian team is in the same area as the French Dassault Aviation, who is the manufacturer of the fighter jets.An Indian team headed by a Group Captain rank officer is in France to oversee the 36 Rafale fighter jet production as well as training of Indian personnel, reports ANI.The investigation agencies suspect this break-in to be an attempt to steal data about the aircraft, which can be crucial for India’s security. And nothing more valuable than the data can be stolen from the facility as no other valuables or money was kept inside the building complex. However, no hard drives or documents have been reported to be stolen or missing from the building.The Defence Ministry has been briefed about the incident by the IAF and the French authorities are investigating over the case.
Exploration well Tolsona No. 1, located about 11 miles West of Glennallen, Alaska (Photo by Elizabeth Harball. alaska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage)The state is proposing a $380,000 fine for Alaska Native corporation Ahtna, Inc., for safety violations at a gas well near Glennallen.Listen nowThe Native corporation started drilling the exploration well last September, hoping to find natural gas to use as cheaper fuel for interior Alaska communities.The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission stated the violations posed a “serious and significant risk to public health and the environment.”In an order sent May 24, the commission charged that an oil and gas exploration company owned by Ahtna, Tolsona Oil and Gas Exploration, didn’t install proper safety equipment.The commission also said the company “stonewalled” the agency’s attempts to address the issues.Ahtna is challenging the fine. In a statement released yesterday, the corporation disputed parts of the commission’s account. The company said it took “immediate action” to comply with the state’s order, installing the required equipment this week.Ahtna added the project has an “outstanding safety record,” but also stated that it lacks the “decades of experience that Alaska’s major oil and gas producers do.”