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India signs pact with France to buy 36 Rafale jets

jets would arrive in India in batches, with first two coming in next few months

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Publish Date: Sep 23 2016 2:19PM | Updated Date: Sep 23 2016 2:19PM

India signs pact with France to buy 36 Rafale jets

Rafale jets deal between India and France is worth 7.8 billion euros. (Photo: ANI)

 

 India has signed pact with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets.

 
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the pact in the national capital on Friday.
 
Agreement will cost India some 7.87 billion euros.
 
Reports said jets would arrive in India in batches, with first two coming in next few months.