India signs one of the biggest defence deals of decade with France

India signs one of the biggest defence deals of decade with France
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NEW DELHI (APP) - India signed a formal agreement Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France 's Dassault for a reported 7.9 billion euros ($8.8 billion), one of its biggest defence deals in decades.

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.

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