France, India sign deal on purchase of 36 Rafale aircraftStaff writer ▼ | January 25, 2016
Narendra Modi said that India and France have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from Paris.
Defense industry Hollande arrived for a three-day visit to India
"We have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft. Only some of the financial aspects need to be solved," Modi was quoted as saying in a statement.
Paris also confirmed the signing of the document on its official Twitter account.
"We are delighted that an intergovernmental agreement on the Rafale has been concluded," the tweet reads.
Hollande arrived for a three-day visit to India on Sunday in order to close the deal for the sale of the Rafale fighter aircraft, which took over three years to negotiate. ■