Updated By: LatestGKGS Desk
India's IAF (Indian Air Force) is getting its first Rafale fighter jet in September 2019 from France.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with IAF Chief will visit France in September and get handed over by French authorities in Bordeaux on20 September 2019.
India will receive 36 Rafale jets which will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within 2 years. It cost to India is $200 million each.
Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft.
Rafale fighter jets are nuclear-capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks. They are capable of carrying a range of potent weapons and missiles.
Rafale fighter jets have an oxygen generation system and do not need to be filled with liquid oxygen.
Rafale fighter jets can search for the position of the enemy in Real-Time by making 3D mapping with an electronic scanning radar.
India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France in September 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of around Rs 58,000 crore.
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