Friday, September 23, 2016

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India has signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France for around $8.7bn. India is the world's biggest arms importer.

"I don't think it's a good deal," Bharat Karnad, a research professor in national security studies at the Centre for Policy Reseach, told Al Jazeera. "The original deal was for 126 aircrafts for a sum of $12-15bn. If you look at 36 being bought for $9bn without any transfer of technology, it ends up being a solution to ensure the health of the aviation sector in France. The aircrafts are far too few to have a great operation significance in war."

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