With bitterness escalating between India and Pakistan, Rafale jets may come home early

| Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 12:16
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India has signed a 7.87 billion Euro deal for the fighter jets

New Delhi: After the Uri attack and the subsequent surgical strike carried out by India at the Line of Control (LoC), India is planning to fly the new Rajale jets home earlier than the planned 36 months. 

Speaking to reporters today, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that India may start getting its Rafale jets sooner than the planned 36 months which was agreed upon by France.

As per the terms of the deal, it is 36 months but it may come earlier slightly," Parrikar said.

The fighter jets will be equipped with the Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air 'Meteor'missile, which has a range in excess of 150 km.

India has signed a 7.87 billion Euro deal for the fighter jets.

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