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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Indian Defense Minister's Comments Raise Doubts Over Fate Of $20B Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

Dassault Rafale-MIndia will buy Dassault Aviation-made Rafale jets only through direct talks with the French government, India’s Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

His comments, which came just two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the purchase of 36 Rafale jets from France, raise doubts over the fate of an existing deal with Dassault.

In 2007, the Indian government had floated a global tender to purchase fighter jets.

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