Only financial details remain in striking Rafale deal: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said only the financial details needed to be worked out in finalising the much-awaited purchase of Rafale fighter aircraft from France, adding this, too, would conclude soon.

Modi had announced India’s intention to purchase 36 Rafale medium multi-role combat aircraft of French aerospace major Dassault during his visit to Paris last year. The value of the deal is expected at around Rs.60,000 crore.

“Only financial aspects of the Rafale deal is left. The inter-governmental agreement has been finalised. It will be done soon,” the prime minister said in his statement after delegation level talks with French President Francois Hollande here.

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