Government likely to order 36 more Rafale fighter jets
Updated : September 23, 2019 06:32 AM IST
An Indian Defence Research Wing report published on Saturday said the new order will be inked in early 2020.
The Indian Air Force has recently been handed over its first Rafale aircraft from France. The official handing over will take place on October 8 when defence minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting France.
The purchase of another 36 Rafale fighter jets will take the fleet to 72, which will be key to bolster India's air power, particularly in the aftermath of the Balakot strike, when the IAF went deep inside Pakistan to destroy terror training camps.