India wants closure on the MMRCA deal to buy 126 Dassault Rafale fighters before Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits France and Germany in April.
The deal is struck over price and performance guarantee issues which the Indian MOD claims is not in compliance with the original Request for Proposals (RFP) based on which the French company was selected as the lowest bidder.
The Times of India reported today that India defence minister Manohar Parrikar has written to his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian that India was still awaiting the "empowered" delegation he had promised to send to resolve the imbroglio. The two ministers had decided to "fast-track" the negotiations during talks in New Delhi on December 1.
In his first meeting with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar raised the MMRCA deal with Dassault and said it would be "resolved in a fast-tracked manner". This is the second visit to India by the French defense minister in the past six months and the first since Manohar Parrikar became the defense minister
Indias $20 billion medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) project for 126 Rafale fighters that is reportedly stalled in the final stages will be the crux of discussions when French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian calls on his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar on his three day visit to New Delhi next week. There hasnt been much progress in the stalled MMRCA deal for the last one year
With no end in sight for the negotiations between the Indian MoD and Dassault over the purchase of the Rafale fighter, Rosoboronexport and Eurofighter have offered price drops to swing the deal their way. Some official word was expected from the Indian MoD about the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) during the last meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council
The $22 billion fighter aircraft deal between India and Dassault is close to being inked, Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Arup Raha said Wednesday. Raha said a deadline for finalization of the deal had not been set but added "it`s going to happen soon"
Indias long-awaited MMRCA project with Dassault could be affected in the wake of New Delhis decision to stay all future projects with Finmeccanica, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Finmeccanica holds a 25 per cent share in MBDA, a joint venture with EADS (now Airbus) and BAE Systems, which is pitching its Meteor air-to-air missile to India as a weapon for its planned fleet of 126 Rafale fighters
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
Indian defense minister, Manohar Parrikar made it abundantly clear today that Dassault Rafale is very much in the reckoning in the Indian MMRCA contract during a press briefing at Aero India 2015 Airshow. Decision on the French fighter plane Rafale acquisition will have to wait till March for the Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC) final report, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said
French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault is confirming to conditions laid down in the original request for proposals (RFP) in its conduct of negotiations with the contract negotiations committee (CNC) of the Indian MoD over the sale of 126 Rafale fighters. A senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officer in the know of things told Defenseworld
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