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France: Modi agrees key deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets01:31

France: Modi agrees key deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets

France, Paris
April 10, 2015 at 00:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Paris, Friday, that India has ordered 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernise its warplane fleet. It has taken years of negotiation to reach the initial agreement and it is reported that Modi wants to order at least a further 90 jets with an estimated total cost of $12 billion (€11.3 billion).

Speaking during a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at Paris' Elysee Palace, Modi also announced that the first concrete steps have been taken in constructing the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Madban village of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. French reactor manufacturer Areva and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) signed an agreement to start work on the construction of six French-developed nuclear reactors for the Jaitapur nuclear plant. If built, the estimated $18 billion (€17 billion) plant would be one of the largest nuclear power stations in the world.

The summit between Hollande and Modi followed a day of discussions and negotiations, leading to at least 15 other deals being signed, as well as a boat tour on the Seine.

France: Modi agrees key deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets01:31
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Paris, Friday, that India has ordered 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets to modernise its warplane fleet. It has taken years of negotiation to reach the initial agreement and it is reported that Modi wants to order at least a further 90 jets with an estimated total cost of $12 billion (€11.3 billion).

Speaking during a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at Paris' Elysee Palace, Modi also announced that the first concrete steps have been taken in constructing the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Madban village of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. French reactor manufacturer Areva and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) signed an agreement to start work on the construction of six French-developed nuclear reactors for the Jaitapur nuclear plant. If built, the estimated $18 billion (€17 billion) plant would be one of the largest nuclear power stations in the world.

The summit between Hollande and Modi followed a day of discussions and negotiations, leading to at least 15 other deals being signed, as well as a boat tour on the Seine.

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