In a ceremony at Dassault Aviation’s Bordeaux, France, factory, the government of India on Oct. 8 officially received the first of 36 Rafale fighters it ordered from France under a 2016 intergovernmental agreement. French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly and Indian Minister of Defense Shri Rajnath Singh attended the ceremony. To equip the aircraft, India has ordered missiles built by European missile-maker MBDA—air-to-air Meteors and deep-strike Scalps, according to the ...


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