“The effort is to bring down the price to around Euros 8 billion (over Rs 59,000 crore),” the sources said.
Paris police and the Paris airport authority cautioned of potential delays around airports and key intersections as the strike entered a second day Wednesday.
The purchase of the 36 Rafale jets from France would cost India around Rs 60,000 crore.
The first batch of new planes will arrive in the country by March 21.
François Hollande will arrive in the city around 1 pm, to visit the Rock Garden, Capitol Complex and Government Museum and Art Gallery in Sector 10 accompanied by PM Narendra Modi.
The video shows moments after the assailant was shot down by the police. Sniffer dogs and police with metal detectors were inspecting the body after he was taken down.
The assailant — who shouted “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great!”— as he waved the knife at officers, was carrying a document with an emblem of the Islamic State group.
Tuesday’s ceremonies come as Charlie Hebdo is releasing a special anniversary issue laced with obscene and offensive cartoons.
The plane was carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members on board and had left Mauritius at 9 pm
France used SCALP long-range missiles as part of a coordinated bombing raid that targeted a command center, logistics depot and a training site in western Iraq.
Fred, Kim and Pascal belong to “Unit 732”, a group of French volunteer soldiers, armed with a small civilian drone, who came to Iraq to fight against the Islamic State jihadist group alongside Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
The male teacher was taken to hospital after the attack by a man wielding a knife or box-cutter who fled the scene after the attack.
Valls told France Inter radio the threat of further outrages remained “because we have hundreds, even thousands of young people who have succumbed to radicalisation”.
“The cost of these latest attacks, the financing of the attacks, represents a sum not exceeding 30,000 euros,” Sapin said.
“I’ll say it again, Europe cannot accept all the refugees coming from Syria. That’s why we need a diplomatic, military and political solution in Syria,” Valls said last evening.