India has invited six aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to bid by March 3 on a combat plane contract worth up to $10 billion. Russia's MIG-35, Sweden's JAS-39, France's Dassault Rafale, Lockheed's F-16, Boeing's F/A-18 and the Eurofighter Typhoon are all in the running. India plans to buy 126 of the warplanes.

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