March 4, 2019 / 7:21 AM / in 18 days

India says French-made Rafale jets to be inducted in September 2019

FILE PHOTO: A Dassault Rafale fighter takes part in flying display during the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will induct French-made Rafale combat jet in September, the chief of the Indian air force B.S. Dhanoa said on Monday.

India has ordered 36 planes from Dassault Aviation as part of a modernization program of the air force which is phasing out its Soviet-era planes.

Reporting by Sanjeev Miglani

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