There have been several recent developments regarding the Rafale jet

France has recently signed two major deals for its Dassault Rafale fighter jets with the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia. 

The UAE deal, worth $19 billion, includes 80 F4 Rafales, the most advanced version of the warplanes, and 12 military helicopters

In India, the Indian Air Force has asked Dassault Aviation to integrate Indian-made weapons on the Rafale fighter jet

 a move that could benefit the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The IAF wants to integrate weapons like the Astra air-to-air missile2. Additionally, India is going to buy 26 Rafale Marine fighter jets for the Navy