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Modi in France to buy 26 warplanes and 3 submarines

French-made Rafale fighter jet - file photo

He arrived in France on Thursday on a three-day state visit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will be the chief guest at France’s Bastille Day parade on Friday.

In this visit of Modi to France A number of important defense pacts are expected to be signed.

According to the report of French online media Tribune, Narendra Modi is on his visit to France this year 26 more The deal will also buy three Scorpene-class submarines along with state-of-the-art Rafale fighter jets.

Citing sources from the Indian Defense Ministry According to a report by news agency ANI, Defense Acquisition Council of India already France agreed to buy 26 Rafale fighter jets and three Scorpene-class submarines. Out of these 26 fighter jets, 22 will be single-seat Rafale Marine Aircraft. The remaining four are twin-seater trainer aircraft.

Incidentally, India is one of the buyers of French weapons. Earlier, Modi had signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets during his visit to France in 2015. According to that agreement, 36 Rafale fighter jets have already reached India. India received the last fighter of this consignment in December last year.

However, in the previous phase, the agreement to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France is a big one India’s opposition parties, including the Congress, raised allegations of financial corruption. However, the country’s Supreme Court later rejected those charges.

After receiving 36 Rafale fighter jets, India’s decision to buy 26 fighter jets again Considered to be of great military and strategic importance.

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