Saturday, April 11, 2015

Finally- India to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France as quickly as possible

Have requested 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible - PM
— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) April 10, 2015

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India has requested France to give 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible.

The decision on Rafale jets was among the several agreements reached between the two countries after a meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French President Francois Hollande.

The two leaders discussed defence, nuclear issues, economy, cultural and educational ties, according to MEA.

France has also agreed to give tourist visas to Indians in 48 hours.

France announced to invest 2 billion euros in India, President Francois Hollande said reading out the joint statement.

France will help India to develop smart cities and has also signed an agreement for a high speed rail line between Delhi and Chandigarh.

PM Modi and French President also released stamps to mark 50 years of India-French cooperation.

After delegation-level talks, several agreements were signed in the presence of the two leaders.

The two countries also signed an agreement on nuclear plant in Jaitapur.

Full text of the section in the India-France joint statement on India's 36 flyaway Rafales proposal.


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