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Thursday, March 19, 2015

India to receive first upgraded Mirage fighters from France this month

Mirage 2000India will get its first upgraded Mirage 2000 later this month from France under a Rs 10,000 crore deal.

French defence major Dassault Aviation, the original manufacturer of the fighter jet, will hand over two upgraded aircraft to India on March 25 at the Istres Dassault Aviation Flight Test Center.

India had in 2011 signed an upgrade programme worth over Rs 10,000 crore with Dassault Aviation for upgrading the fleet of its Mirage 2000 aircraft totalling 51.

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