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No Rafale Sale Announcement Before Indian PM Visit To France: Hollande

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French President Francois Hollande said there will be no news on the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India before the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for a state visit to France.

“There will be no announcement on the Rafale sales before the visit of Prime Minister Modi in France and I do not want the Indian premier's visit to be put in the context of a contract,” Hollande told reporters in Paris.

“We are working on it,” Hollande added, when asked about the proposed sale of 126 Rafale jets to India.