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  • A French fighter jet, the Dassault Rafale, performs an aerial display.

    India on Friday signed an $8.78 billion deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets

  • A B-2 Stealth Bomber pulls up on the runway after landing at the Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in Palmdale, California.

    The breakthrough relies on a ghostly phenomenon that Albert Einstein dubbed "spooky action at a distance", the SCMP reports.

  • French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (2nd L) and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar (R) shake hands as they exchange intergovernmental agreements for the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters on January 25, 2016 in New Delhi, India.

    India, the world's biggest arms importer, had intended to buy 126 Rafale planes before several years worth of talks with Dassault broke down.

  • *France's Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India to sign deal. NEW DELHI, Sept 21- 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. The acquisition is part of a $150- billion...

  • *France's Jean-Yves Le Drian to visit India to sign deal. NEW DELHI, Sept 21- 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 modernize the air force, a government source told Reuters. The acquisition is part of a $150- billion...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The United States will give Israel $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade, the largest such aid package in U.S. history, under a landmark agreement signed on Wednesday. Those include Israel's promise not to seek additional funds from Congress beyond what will be guaranteed annually in the new package, and to phase out a...

  • New jobs here will lead to the creation of new jobs in France and Germany, "Hollande said, speaking through a Romanian interpreter. Germany and France have outlined plans to deepen European military cooperation as Britain's exit from the European Union removes one of the biggest obstacles to stronger EU defense in tandem with NATO. Berlin and Paris are laying...

  • An undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 25, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) laughing as he inspects a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile at an undisclosed location.

    North Korea has picked up the pace of its missile and nuclear tests, as it regularly threatens to turn South Korea into a "sea of fire."

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 2- India is unlikely to give French naval contractor DCNS a proposed order for three new submarines, in addition to the six it is already building in the country, following the leak of secret data about its capabilities, Indian defense officials said. Details of the Scorpene submarine were published in the Australian newspaper last month,...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 2- India is unlikely to give French naval contractor DCNS a proposed order for three new submarines, in addition to the six it is already building in the country, following the leak of secret data about its capabilities, Indian defence officials said. DCNS had offered to build three more submarines to help India replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet,...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 2- India is unlikely to give French naval contractor DCNS a proposed order for three new submarines, in addition to the six it is already building in the country, following the leak of secret data about its capabilities, Indian defence officials said. DCNS had offered to build three more submarines to help India replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet,...

  • PARIS/FRANCE, Aug 25- France and India on Thursday played down the security risk posed by leaked data on French-designed submarines that a source told Reuters was probably stolen by a French former employee and that has raised concerns over a $38 billion contract with Australia. More than 22,000 pages of data about six submarines that France's DCNS is...

  • PARIS, Aug 25- Documents relating to Indian submarines were stolen from French naval contractor DCNS and not leaked, a French government source said on Thursday, adding that the information published so far showed only operational aspects of the submarines. India and France have opened investigations after The Australian newspaper published on Wednesday...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 25- India said on Thursday that it sees no immediate security risk from the leak to an Australian newspaper of secret documents detailing the capability of a French-designed submarine being built for its navy. The first is expected to enter service by the end of the year as India seeks to rebuild its dwindling fleet and assert its hegemony over the...

  • *French firm in talks with Australia for $38 bln submarine deal. SYDNEY/ PARIS, Aug 24- French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of "economic warfare" after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India opened an investigation after The Australian newspaper published documents relating to the...

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Aug 24- India is investigating the extent to which secrets about French Scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities. The massive leak has also raised doubts about the security of DCNS's submarine project in...

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Aug 24- India is investigating damage caused to French Scorpene submarines that are being built in the country, the defense ministry said on Wednesday, after the leak of documents relating to the vessel's combat capabilities. The massive leak has also raised doubts about the security of DCNS's submarine project in Australia where it won a A $50...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 24- The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won a A $50 billion contract to build Australia's next generation of submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world's biggest defence projects. France's DCNS Group beat out Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG and a Japanese-government backed bid by...

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's defence ministry will seek a record budget of 5.16 trillion yen for fiscal 2017, as tension rises in the East China Sea and North Korea steps up its missile threat, a government official with direct knowledge of the plan said. The hike of 2.3 percent over this year's budget of 5.05 trillion yen marks the fifth successive annual increase...

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's defense ministry will seek a record budget of 5.16 trillion yen for fiscal 2017, as tension rises in the East China Sea and North Korea steps up its missile threat, a government official with direct knowledge of the plan said. The hike of 2.3 percent over this year's budget of 5.05 trillion yen marks the fifth successive annual increase...