Pm Modi France Visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in France on 13 and 14 July. Here he will be the guest of honor at the Bastille Day parade. This visit of PM Modi is going to be very special. India is about to deal with France for 26 Rafale fighter jets and three Scorpene class submarines. It is expected to be announced during PM Modi’s visit to France.
22 Rafale Single Seated
The Indian Navy will get 22 single-seated Rafale seaplanes along with four trainer aircraft. The Navy had been pressing for immediate acquisition of these fighter jets and submarines as there was a shortage of them in the wake of security challenges across the country. INS Vikramaditya and Vikrant MiG-29 need Rafale.
The three Scorpene-class submarines will be acquired by the Navy under the repeat clause as part of Project 75, where they will be built at Mazagon Dockyards Limited in Mumbai. It is estimated that these deals will be worth more than 90 thousand crore rupees, but the final cost will come out after the agreement.
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Joint team will be formed for the deal
India and France are expected to form a joint team for the Rafale aircraft deal. The team was also formed for the previous Rafale deal for 36 fighter jets. The proposals have already been discussed in high-level meetings in the Defense Ministry and are likely to be placed before the Defense Acquisition Council in the next few days.
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