India signs deal to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India signs deal to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India signed a formal agreement Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault for a reported 7.9 billion euros ($8.8 billion), one of its biggest defence deals in decades. India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the agreement at a ceremony in New Delhi after years of […]

India confirms deal to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India confirms deal to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India’s cabinet committee on security on Wednesday approved the purchase of 36 fighter jets from France’s Dassault, a senior Indian defence ministry official said. “The deal was approved at the meeting in the evening. It will now be formally signed by Indian and French defence ministers on September 23 in New Delhi,” the unnamed official […]