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British PM offers India help to make better jets than Rafale

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  1. Anees

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    Praising India's initiative to become a global manufacturing hub, British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered assistance to India to help develop its "own world class fighter aircraft" which is "better than Rafale".

    Cameron said Britain is ready to help India's state-owned Hindustan Aeronautical Limited to develop world class fighter jets.

    "The British offer of Eurofighter Typhoon to India is still on table," Cameron said. "It will come along with technological and engineering assistance for India to develop its own world class fighter aircraft. It will be a better deal than Rafale," IANS quoted the British prime minister as saying in an exclusive interview to London-based Asian Lite newspaper.

    Cameron was commenting on India's decision to buy Rafale fighters from France over the Eurofighter Typhoon of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS).

    During a recent official visit to France, Modi agreed to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft off the shelf. This was part of a $24 billion defence deal for 126 aircraft aiming to replace outdated Russian-built MiG aircraft with modern Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).

    But the deal is under cloud as France is reportedly hesitant to share the technology to build the remaining lot of Rafale in India.

    "India is going to play a very big role in the success of British economy," Cameron said.

    "Trade and investment relations have improved in the last five years and we need more political cooperation on climate change and other issue," he added. "I am looking towards to meet Prime MinisterNarendra Modi to discuss a heavy agenda."



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    Wonder how he will 'help make a better plane than Rafale', when the one he has lost out.
     
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    EFT lost out in MMRCA now MMRCA cancelled

    so now dhink chak dhink chak aye dandiya hone wala hain

    eEFT Rafale Gripen Su30 Su35 Mig35

    dhink chal dhink chak
     
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    Eurofighter did not lose on performance, but on "calculated cost" which itself is being debated

    But for India, we do not need Rafales or Eurofighters the need of the hour is more single engine planes and those are Tejas when the issue of Number of squadron is solve, by that time we shall have the 5th Gen PAKFA/FGFA in operation too.
     
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