Rafale International Presents India Offsets Program to French SMEs

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  • 04:50 PM, November 27, 2017
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Rafale International Presents India Offsets Program to French SMEs
Rafale fighter jet gets ready for flight: Image by Rafale International

Rafale International (comprising Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales) presented their contribution to the Make in India policy as part of the Rafale Offset program and presented the potential opportunities for French SMEs to also invest and set up production activities in India.

Rafale International has won a contract to sell 36 Rafale jets to the Indian Air Force and has to execute 50% offsets as part of the deal.

Rafale International partners were invited by the Centre Val de Loire Regional Council and AEROCENTRE to the aeronautical forum being held in Tours, to present its creation of an industrial aeronautical sector in India, as part of the “Make in India” offsets program for the Rafale India contract.

To an audience of more than fifty French SMEs attending this Business to Business event, the Rafale International partners presented their contribution to the Make in India policy as part of the Rafale Offset program and presented the potential opportunities for French SMEs to also invest and set up production activities in India.

By reinforcing Franco-Indian cooperation regarding SMEs in the defense aeronautical sector and by encouraging and supporting French SMEs coming to India as part of the offsets program for the Rafale Contract signed in September 2016, this initiative will help set up an industrial ecosystem that will be of benefit to both French and Indian partners.

The contacts made and the discussions held during this event defined a roadmap for the French SMEs, to help them join the Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales global supply chain, thus opening the door to them for new international market opportunities. 

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