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Rafale International Commit to ‘Make-In-India’ Initiative With French SMEs
Rafale International Commit to ‘Make-In-India’ Initiative With French SMEs

Rafale International met up with over 100 French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to encourage investment and set up of production activities in India in the frame of the Rafale offset program under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Make-in-India’ drive.

During two-days Business to Business events held with Indian officials that took place in Paris on the 19 Sept along with the GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association, business opportunities aimed at enhancing the ties between the French and the Indian Aerospace communities in order to define cooperation domains between both industries and pave the way towards building up an aero-defence manufacturing eco-system in India, matching the highest standards in this field, were presented.

The technological know-how and competences of Dassault Aviation and its partners (Safran and Thales) confirmed by the success of the Rafale Aircraft, will benefit to French partners having the capacity to reinforce their expertise in developing and manufacturing defence platforms and systems for the profit of both French and Indian Aerospace and Defence Industries.

“Encouraging and supporting French SMEs to come to India is a key condition to participate to the success of the “Make in India” initiative of Prime Minister Modi and will benefit both French and Indian Industries. Creating new opportunities of collaboration and work towards establishing a full-fledged aero-defense manufacturing eco-system in India will highly contribute to reinforce Indo French cooperation for SMEs of the aerospace and defense sector and will pave the way for the French SMEs and Indian SMEs to benefit Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales products and technologies portfolios opening worldwide market.” has declared Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO and GIFAS Chairman.

“This seminar matches the regional politic for the development of the priority sectors, and more specifically the Aeronautics, Defense and Space roadmap. The strategic axe of this roadmap is due to facilitate the access to new international markets and export for the industrials of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region” has stated Alain Rousset, President of the Regional Council of Nouvelle- Aquitaine. 

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