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  • India to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets

    NEW DELHI: India will only buy 36 Rafale fighter jets as they are “way too expensive”, the defence minister said on Sunday, dashing lingering French hopes of a larger deal that has been years in the making...

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the previous government’s plans to buy 126 of the fighter jets from French firm Dassault were “economically unviable and not required”...

  • India signals end of talks on larger French Rafale deal

    NEW DELHI: India's future purchase of Rafale fighter jets will only come through direct talks with the French government, the defence minister has said, effectively killing talks on one of the world's largest aviation deals...

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced last week that New Delhi had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a multi-billion-dollar agreement that has been years in the making...

  • Rafale fighter jets deal between India and France in jeopardy: sources

    NEW DELHI: India's order of 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets has run into trouble with government officials struggling to agree sales terms, sources said, four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened to break a logjam in previous commercial negotiations...

    Two senior Indian defence officials told Reuters that both sides were wrangling over the unit price of the aircraft and a condition that planemaker Dassault Aviation...

  • Rafale fighter jet deal with India 'on the right track', says French President Hollande

    NEW DELHI: France's President Francois Hollande said that the conclusion of a deal for New Delhi to buy 36 French fighter jets is "on the right track" ahead of his arrival in India Sunday for a three-day visit...

    "Agreeing on the technicalities of this arrangement obviously takes time, but we are on the right track," Hollande said in an interview with the Press Trust of India news agency...

  • India, France sign Rafale fighter plane accord, but talks on price to go on

    NEW DELHI: India signed an inter-governmental agreement on Monday to buy 36 French-built Rafale fighter planes, but the leaders of both countries said there was still work to do to finalise financial terms after months of talks...

    The deal, worth an estimated $9 billion, was to have been the centrepiece of a visit to India by French President Francois Hollande, invited as guest of honour for Tuesday's Republic Day parade...

  • India says talks on Rafale jet deal in final stage

    NEW DELHI: Negotiations for India to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets are nearing the finish line, the Indian defence ministry said, with sources saying the price will be set at around $9 billion...

    Both sides had hoped to wrap up the strategic order during President Francois Hollande's visit for India's Republic Day celebration in January, but hard bargaining on price stalled a final result...

  • France to hold crunch talks in India on Rafale deal: official

    NEW DELHI: French and Indian defence officials are to hold fresh talks on Tuesday for the purchase of 36 Rafale jets, with the hope that the drawn-out negotiations on the multi-billion-dollar deal are close to concluding, an official said...

    But a sticking point has been Delhi's standard requirement that arms makers invest a percentage of the value of any major deal in India, known as the offset clause...

  • India needs more than Rafale jets to match China: experts

    NEW DELHI: India may have just spent billions of dollars on hi-tech French fighter jets, but experts say it needs to do a lot more if it is going to face up to an increasingly assertive China...

    An agreement to buy 36 cutting edge Rafale jets from France's Dassault aims to fix that...

  • India signs $8.8bn deal to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets

    NEW DELHI: India signed a formal agreement Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault for a reported $8...

    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 tortuous negotiations between the two countries...

  • 'India is a school of patience' ? The Rafale fighter jet saga

    NEW DELHI: The less-than-supersonic sale of French Rafale fighter jets to India has highlighted the obstacles facing foreign arms firms seeking to do business with the world's biggest weapons importer...

    India has signed a series of key defence deals under Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of a $100 billion upgrade of its Soviet-era military hardware, making it an attractive proposition for arms exporters...

  • Former French president fuels Rafale fighter jet controversy in India

    Former French president Francois Hollande has fuelled controversy over India's multi-billion-dollar 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, saying that France was given no choice on the Indian partner for manufacturer Dassault...

    His comments on Friday stoked debate over a subject which has gained significant traction in India in recent weeks, since the opposition Congress party accused Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of...

  • India's top court seeks pricing of Rafale jet deal with France

    India’s top court on Wednesday ordered the government to provide pricing details of 36 Rafale fighter jets it is buying from France...

    Gandhi also accused Modi’s government of favoring the company owned by industrialist Anil Ambani, Reliance Group, when choosing an Indian partner for Dassault...

  • Indian ministers approve Rafale fighter jet deal

    NEW DELHI: An Indian cabinet commitee gave its approval Wednesday to a long-delayed deal for the purchase of 36 fighter jets from France's Dassault, as the country looks to counter China's growing military clout...

    A senior defence ministry official said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet committee on security had given its green light to the multi-billion dollar Rafale jet purchase at a meeting in New Delhi and that the defence...

  • If breaks out, Pakistan-India war may spiral into a world war, warns Khurshid

    SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has warned that a full-scale war between Pakistan and India, if takes place, is bound to turn into a third world war and cause a huge loss of life and massive destruction in the region...

    Speaking to the media at his residence here on Friday, Mr Shah ruled out possibility of a war between the two countries observing that [Indian Prime Minister Narendra]...

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