The French Defense Minister Jean Yves Le Drian is likely to visit India to conclude the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between India and France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets next week.
Le Drian is expected to arrive on September 23 in Delhi to conclude the IGA, the Hindu reported quoting unnamed sources as saying.
French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian is likely to visit India next week to conclude the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between India and France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, bringing to an end the 17-month-long negotiations.
Mr. Drian is expected in Delhi on September 23 to conclude the IGA, official sources said on Thursday.
Official sources had earlier said that the draft of the IGA was being finalised after which it would go to the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) for a formal clearance.
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Fresh from signing a contract to supply 36 Dassault Rafale jets to India, France is looking at Malaysia as the next possible buyer of its multi-role fighter. Malaysia and Canada have competitions to acquire new fighter aircraft in which Dassault is a bidder but Dassault CEO Eric Trappier is more optimistic on the Asian country
India and France have inked Euro 7.8 billion deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighters, the first fighters are expected to arrive in 36 months from today
The nuclear weapons delivery capability of the Dassault Rafale and France shifting this year from Mirage 2000 to Rafale for its strategic strike role might have helped clinch the aircraft deal in India. “The deciding factor in buying the Rafales, even though in such small numbers was its ability to be used as airborne strategic delivery system,”
Nearly 20 years after the Indian Air Force (IAF) procured Sukhoi-30 fighters, the Indian MoD is poised to conclude a deal to buy 36 Dassault Rafale aircraft to supplement the IAFs fleet. The last time India ordered a new fighter aircraft was in 1997 for the purchase of Su-30MK aircraft with Russia
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