India signs deal with France to buy 36 Rafale jets

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New Delhi: India on Friday signed a deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets.

Defence Ministers Manohar Parrikar of India and Jean-Yves Le Drian of France signed the pact here. The deal will cost India some 7.87 billion euros, official sources said.

The sources said the jets would arrive in India in batches, with the first two coming in the next few months.

A team from France was camping in New Delhi for some weeks negotiating the deal.

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