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2001: IAF ini­ti­ates pur­chase of 126 Mi­rage 2000-5s from France

2005 UPA scraps deal, re­launches global bid for MMRCAs; Rafale se­lected in 2012, deal not signed. Ten­der scrapped in 2016 af­ter In­dia buys 36 Rafales off the shelf

2016 IAF launches fresh bid for sin­gle-en­gined fight­ers. Con­test between Swe­den’s Gripen and US F-16 scut­tled by MoD, which wants a big­ger play­ing field

April 6, 2018 IAF is­sues global RFI for 110 fighter air­craft worth ap­prox­i­mately Rs 1.15 lakh crore ( $20 bil­lion)

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