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Paris fears fallout after Hollande fans controversy over Delhi arms deal

PARIS: The French government said on Sunday it feared damage to its relations with India after former president Francois Hollande┬ástirred controversy about a major deal to sell fighter jets to New Delhi. Hollande, who left office in May last year, said on Friday during a trip to India that French jet manufacturer Dassault Aviation had been given no choice about its local partner in a 2016 deal with the Indian administration. The nationalist government of Narendra Modi agreed to buy 36 Rafale jets from Dassault, which…