India's prime minister has announced plans to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, but said negotiations on "terms and conditions" of the multibillion euro sale are ongoing.

Visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking on Friday at a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande, said the aircraft India seeks would be "ready to fly," meaning the planes would be made in France. That's a departure from an earlier plan for 126 Rafales mainly built in India.

Two months ago Egypt became the first buyer of France's delta-winged Rafales, although they have been on the market for years.