Indian Chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Anil Ambani (right) arrives for a flight in a Rafale fighter jet built by French aviation manufacturer Dassault, on the second day of the Aero India exhibition at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore on Feb 15, 2017. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
NEW DELHI– The Indian Air Force (IAF) said on Thursday that the last Rafale fighter jet purchased from France has landed in the country.
According to IAF, the aircraft arrived after a quick enroute mid-air refuelling from a UAE Air Force tanker aircraft after taking off from France.
India signed a deal worth around $9 billion with France in 2016 for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets
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India signed a deal worth around $9 billion with France in 2016 for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
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The first batch of five Rafale aircraft arrived in India in July 2020.