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India signs deal for 36 French fighter jets to counter China, Pakistan squadrons

A Dassault Rafale.India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday for around $8.7 billion, the country's first major acquisition of combat planes in two decades and a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to rebuild an ageing fleet.

WTO says EU failed to comply with Airbus subsidy ruling

An Airbus A380.The World Trade Organization said on Thursday the European Union had failed to rein in billions of dollars in subsidies to planemaker Airbus, ratcheting up tensions in the battle for airliner orders worth trillions of dollars a decade.

Indian cabinet approves purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets

A Rafale.India's cabinet cleared the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault Aviation on Wednesday, paving the way for signing a deal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betting on to modernise the air force, a government source told Reuters.

Gallery: AAD 2016

The Paramount stand at AAD 2016.The biennial Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition took place from 14 to 18 September at Air Force Base Waterkloof, attracting more than 400 exhibitors from around the globe. Click here to view the gallery.

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