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As it happened: India, France ink MoU on purchase of Rafale jets

26/01/2016


As it happened: India, France ink MoU on purchase of Rafale jets

India, France sign 13 agreements; Mr. Hollande will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Tuesday.


French President François Hollande on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Having tackled business-to-business issues at their meeting in Chandigarh on Sunday, Mr. Modi and Mr. Hollande focussed on inter-governmental issues today. The two countries have signed an MoU on purchase of Rafale fighter jets.

Mr. Modi said only the financial details needed to be worked out in finalising the much-awaited purchase of Rafale jets from France. “Only financial aspects of the Rafale deal is left. The inter-governmental agreement has been finalised. It will be done soon,” the Prime Minister.

Mr. Hollande arrived in India for a three-day visit on Sunday. He will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Tuesday.

(thehindu.com)

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