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India received its 1st Rafale Fighter Jets

Current context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the set of Rafale fighter jets from France on behalf of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8th October 2019.
India received its 1st Rafale Fighter Jets 
  • India had signed an agreement worth Rs 59,000 crore with France in September 2016 for the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
  • This was the formal handover ceremony and the 1st batch of 4 Rafale jets will fly in India by May 2020 and the other sets are expected to arrive by September 2022.
  • The Rafale is a twin-jet fighter aircraft and is capable of doing operations from both an aircraft carrier and a shore base.
  • It can carry out almost all combat aviation missions of in-depth strikes, anti-ship strikes, air defence, close air support, and nuclear deterrence.
  • In 2004, the Rafale entered into the service with the French Navy.
  • The 1st Rafale jet will have the tail number RB 001, where RB demotes the initials of Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Bhadauria who has played a big role in getting the deal.

Question: 

Q.1 India had signed an agreement worth Rs 59,000 crore with France in _________for the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets?
a. August 2017
b. September 2016
c. August 2016
d. September 2017
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