India confirms deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France

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The defence ministers of the two countries will sign the deal in New delhi on Friday for Indias' purchase of 36 Dassault-built Rafale jets, reportedly at a cost of around 7.9 billion euros.

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India and France reached an agreement Wednesday for the sale of 36 Rafale jets, after repeated delays over price negotiations threatened to derail the deal, reports The Indian Express.