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India's Rafale deal is leaving China rattled

India’s move to buy 36 French Dassault Rafale jets has raised anxiety in India’s eastern neighbour China. The neighbouring county China is worried about India’s increased military strength and how the nuclear-capable Rafales will add to India’s nuclear deterrence capability. India bought the 36 jets in a deal worth 7.8 billion Euros. The IAF chose the Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft Rafale over competitors Saab Gripen, Lockheed Martin’s F-16IN fighting falcon, Boeing FA-18IN and the Eurofighter typhoon aircraft.

Updated : 17 April 2018, 02:26 PM