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IAF to buy two used Mirage fighters

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Indian Air Force is planning to buy two second-hand Mirage 2000 combat aircraft to make up for the losses suffered by it in crashes earlier this year.

IAF, which has signed a deal with France to upgrade 51 Mirage 2000 aircraft, lost two of these planes in crashes in February and March after which its fleet was reduced to 49.

“We are planning to procure these aircraft from the French or some other Air Force which still operates these aircraft in its inventory as the production line of Mirages was shut down a few years ago,” IAF officials said here.

Published on September 23, 2012

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