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India signs Rafale fighter jets deal of Rs 59,000 crore with France

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    Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian shake hands after signing

    India finally signs deal for 36 Rafale combat aircraft with France

  • Rafale, Rafale fighter jets, Manohar Parrikar, Jean Yves Le Drian, Rafale fighter jets
    Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian arrive to sign the Euro 7.87-billion

    France will begin deliveries in 36 months, which is expected to be completed in 66 months from the time the contract was inked.

  • Rafale, Rafale fighter jets, Manohar Parrikar, Jean Yves Le Drian, Rafale fighter jets
    Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian signing the Euro 7.87-billion (Rs 59,000 crore approx) Rafale fighter jets ...

    The deal was signed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and French Defence minister Jean-Yves le Drian, who had flown down to New Delhi specially to ink the historic deal that will eventually expand Indian Air Force's inventory.

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    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian shake hands

    The deal includes state-of-art Meteor missile, which is an advanced, beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) with a range of 150km, SCALP missiles, which are air-launched cruise missiles with a range of over 300km, and MICA air-to-air missiles.

  • Rafale, Rafale fighter jets, Manohar Parrikar, Jean Yves Le Drian, Rafale fighter jets
    Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian leave after signing the deal for buying 36 Rafale fighter jets

    he Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by PM Narendra Modi cleared the deal on Wednesday amid rising tensions over Pakistan's support to Kashmir unrest and terrorism.

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