India Said Close to Announcing 8-Billion-Euro Rafale Jet Deal

  • Purchase of 36 fighter jets approved by India’s top panel
  • France’s Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India for signing deal

A Rafale fighter jet performs an aerial display at the 2015 Dubai Air Show.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

An India ministerial panel is said to have approved the purchase of 36 new fighter jets made by France’s Dassault Aviation SA, concluding a major step in its decade-long quest to modernize the country’s air force.

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