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France offers to Indian Air Force for purchasing 40 Rafale fighters

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  1. Justin Joseph

    Justin Joseph 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    France offers to Indian Air Force for purchasing 40 Rafale fighters

    A French company offered to sell 40 of its state-of-the-art aircraft Rafale fighter jets to India for a bi-lateral air exercise on Friday. An Indo-French joint exercise is to be held somewhere in India in 2011 – 12. The offer was made by the maker of the Rafale and Mirage fighters, Charles Edelstennie, who is also the scion of the Dassult family. Dessult is a multi-billion French military and civil aerospace company.

    The chairman and chief executive of Dassult said, “We know the Indian Air Force, with which we have a decade-long close association, is facing force depletion. So we are ready to supply 40 Rafales, the world’s first omni-role fighters to India, in a short span of time.â€￾

    The officers of French Air Force discussed the idea with the Indian Air Force team, which is now in France for a tri-lateral air exercise in which the Singapore air force is also involved. According to Edelastennie, Rafale fighters could be an interim sale to India to acquire 126 Multi Role Combat Aircraft at cost of Rs 40,000 crore. He said, “It is fulfilling the needs and tasks of the French air force and navy globally.

    An Indian Air Force officer, who is the part of the Indian continent for Garuda-2010 exercise in Istres air base in France, said, “At present, the talks for the next Indo-French exercise are also on and the French officials have expressed their desire to bring the Rafale aircraft for the next joint air exercise likely to be held in 2011-12 in India.â€￾ The current exercise also reached its final stage and exercise will be finished tomorrow. K K Nowhar, Air Marshall of Indian Air Force, who visited the Indian contingent said, “Our participation in the exercise has reinforced the manner in which we conduct our operations.â€￾

    Read more: France offers to Indian Air Force for purchasing 40 Rafale fighters - All India Today France offers to Indian Air Force for purchasing 40 Rafale fighters - All India Today
     
  2. prototype

    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    so what does that mean,do they know pretty much they r out of mrca competition
     
  3. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Does this mean another deal with the IAF for Rafales, then,great.
     
  4. Desi Jatt

    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

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    I think its an offer outside the MRCA deal....

     
  5. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    This deal is supposed to be separate from MRCA deal.
    Something to maintain our squadron levels till we get our MRCA planes. But I don't we should go in for Rafale if we are not selecting them in MRCA.

    MRCA should be decided quicker instead.
     
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    Thanks to god the cool heads prevailed and India didnt take this seriously..
     
  7. GareebNawaz

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    I think its for strategic forces command so we can deliver nukes. Right now SFC have to rely on MKIs and they dont want that. They want their own plane.
     
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    Bang Galore Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Please don't post in a old thread unless there is some new news on the issue. This thread is pretty much meaningless some eight months later. All that such posts do is to restart a thread with people assuming that the news is current.
     
  9. Tshering22

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    This deal has become a political joke thanks to our magnanimous babus and sarkari dodos from Ministry of Defence ...... :hitwall:
     
  10. Bad Wolf

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    Again we see a salesman now it's from france
     
  11. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Before we jump on the Criticize the Bureaucratic system band wagon, can you verify if this was even offered???
    weather (If offered.)SFC accepted/Rejected it????????
     
  12. tariqkhan18

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    The SFC is perfectly happy with the Su-30s delivering the nukes. They dont need a different type of aircraft to do the same job.
     
  13. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I am talking about the whole MRCA as such...It does not take 6 years to buy 126 planes. That anyone can say.
     
  14. Wolf 9

    Wolf 9 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Hi,
    I think yes. India will go for F 18 SH .
    Now there are few points that India must buy Rafale.
    1) No one buy Rafale as on date. Only France make and use them.
    2) It is very hard to find any new customer for Rafale aswell.
    3) India want to seped few billion to upgrade old Mirage 2000. India can go for 40 Rafale by not spending money for Mirage 2000.
    4) If no one buy Rafale in future Dassault may end up and say no more fighter aircrafts in future. They desperately need a customer for it.
    5) If India buy Rafale - in future can go for further joint co-deveplopment of any thing like LCH engine already done and in future Kaveri engine .
    6) In India alot more people in Air Force like this aircraft.

    India must buy 40 Rafale- But with the option of life time support and TOT . I think France will agree with that.
     
  15. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hi and welcome Aayush.
    1>Rafale is indeed a good fighter.
    2>If also we don't choose rafale; Dassault will not stop producing further planes.
    3>The co-development of engines and buying fighter planes are completely different things(deals).One should not mix it.
    4>We have already stated the points like max. TOT and support for spares and upgrades.
     
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