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Mirage 2000 to get French missiles

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi 

India today cleared a euro 950-million deal to procure 500 air-to-air missiles from a French firm for the air force’s Mirage 2000 fleet.

A Cabinet Committee on Security meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cleared the deal to procure 490 MICA missiles manufactured by French firm MBDA, defence ministry sources said. The missiles would be deployed on the 51 Mirage 2000 aircraft that are undergoing upgrades at French facilities under a euro 1.47-billion deal signed earlier this year.

First Published: Thu, January 05 2012. 00:39 IST