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Dassault in talks with India about more Rafale jets, says CEO

India ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets in 2016

Reuters  |  Toulon [France] 

The chief executive of Dassault Aviation on Tuesday said the company was still in discussions with India over the possible purchase of additional twin-engine Rafale fighter jets, on top of the 36 ones India ordered in 2016. Eric Trappier told Reuters that a separate tender by India for a single-engine fighter jet was independent of the Rafale order and would not impact the negotiations. "These are different projects," Trappier said on the sidelines of a defence forum in the southern French city of Toulon. "We're talking about additional jets. Nothing is ...

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First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 18:06 IST