Friday, April 10, 2015

No Deal Signed , Only Interest Expressed - India To Buy 36 Rafales From France In Flyaway Condition

PM Modi's on-going France visit has not resulted in any progress and forward-movement on the MMRCA Rafale deal, rather created more confusion.  India has expressed interest/requested France for 36 Rafales in fly-away condition. There's no deadline attached, however and no deal signed.

India-France Joint statement on the 36 Rafale deal

"14. Government of India conveyed to the Government of France that in view of the critical operational necessity for Multirole Combat Aircraft for Indian Air Force, Government of India would like to acquire [36] Rafale jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible. The two leaders agreed to conclude an Inter-Governmental Agreement for supply of the aircraft on terms that would be better than conveyed by Dassault Aviation as part of a separate process underway; the delivery would be in time-frame that would be compatible with the operational requirement of IAF; and that the aircraft and associated systems and weapons would be delivered on the same configuration as had been tested and approved by Indian Air Force, and with a longer maintenance responsibility by France"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lol wishfull thinking ... re read carefully Modi's words ;)