There was no mention of decisions relating to blacklisting of companies and the report on strategic partnerships in the Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting press briefing Tuesday. India has already firmed up the new Defense Procurement Procedure, but it is yet to take up policy changes relating to blacklisting of firms accused of corruption
Even as the Indian inter-governmental committee is being formed to negotiate the purchase of 36 Dassault Rafale aircraft from France, information floating about the price is of the order $ 7 billion. This works out to a per Rafale cost of $ 220 million, while informed sources say that negotiations under the 2007 Request for Proposal (RFP) was working out to be $ 70 million per aircraft including life cycle cost (LCC) at initially quoted price of $ 12 billion
India and France will set up team to discuss the acquisition of 36 Dassault Rafale fighters in a ‘time bound manner. A short statement from India's MOD said after the Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar met his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Delhi today to flag off the acquisition process
Indias ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Subramanian Swamy on Friday took on the governments decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in flyway condition from France. He said he will take the legal recourse if the government would go ahead with the decision
India after confirming the possible deal with France to buy 36 ‘ready–to-fly Rafale fighter jets on Friday, will induct the jets into the Air Force within a span of two years, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. “I have asked President (Francois Hollande) to supply 36 ready-to-fly Rafale jets to India
With feelers coming from Paris that India is likely to buy 60 Dassault Rafale aircraft in fly away condition for $7.5 billion, Indian Public Sector Company; Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) might not be called upon to assemble 108 aircraft
European military consortium EADS is still ready to provide Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to India as an alternative to Dassault Rafale as the MMRCA deal is stuck for the past three years due to cost and guarantee clause. Ahead of Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modis visit to Germany German Ambassador, Michael Steiner on Wednesday told reporters in New Delhi that the European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) was ready with its proposal to offer Eurofighter to India asserting that the jets are “good” both in terms of quality and price
Indian Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday made it clear to the French Government that there would be no compromise on the costs and Request For Proposal (RFP) of the purchase of Dassault Rafale Multi Medium Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA). “We have conveyed our stand to them very clearly
Indian Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar today said that multi-billion dollar MMRCA deal with Rafale fighter jet is not yet finalized and will take more time. “Rafale deal is not through or final
Indian MoD and Dassault Aviation may have arrived to an understanding regarding the guaranteeing, costs and man hour issues in the $20 billion Indian MMRCA deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force. This follows a meeting yesterday between French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his Indian counterpart, Manohar Parrikar
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart, Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday in what is being described as a "last ditch" attempt to sell 126 Dassault Rafale jets estimated at US$20 billion. The absence of an official comment from Paris or New Delhi about the meeting has allowed speculation to gain ground about what transpired, prominent among which is that the stalemate continues
India has increased serviceability of the existing Fighter aircraft to deal with a shortfall in aircraft availability, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said during Aero India 2015. The minister was responding to questions as to whether India would purchase additional Su-30MKI fighter aircraft due to a delay in acquisition of the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA)
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