NEW DELHI - India has signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft equipped with the latest missiles and weapon systems at an estimated cost of about 7.75 billion euros ($8.7 billion). Of the 36, 28 fighters will be single-seat and eight twin-seat.  The agreement for the purchase of the aircraft from Dassault Aviation was signed in the presence of visiting French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar.  The first Rafale will be ...


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