The contract between France and India for the sale of 36 Dassault Rafale fighters is welcomed by French officials as a diplomatic coup, but it also looms large as part of the arms race between India and some of its neighbors—namely Pakistan and China. That positioning could fuel further success, as Dassault has reason to hope for a follow-on deal for more Rafales. Indian engineers integrating nuclear weapons on the Rafale cannot be ruled out. But just as Dassault sees further ...


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