HALâ€™s poor planning leads to delay in Inking Rafale Deal As per latest news emerging in media , MOD will not be able to start negotiations with French manufacturer Dassault to ink the MMRCA L1 bidder Dassault Rafale since HAL has missed the deadline for the filing license production evaluation report. If negotiations had taken place as per original schedule , first few Rafale made in France by Dassault could have started arriving in India by 2015 , but now that can be pushed back to 2016 . this will also mean that local production of rafale in HAL complex will also be delayed , HAL has been notorious in having delays in setting up production facility for aircraftâ€™s , Internal redtape with the state-owned HAL has been criticized by Air force and defence experts many times in past . Recently after complains filed by a member of Parliament into allegation of corruption in MMRCA L1 bidding process was not found to be true and MOD had cleared the whole MMRCA Bid has been termed has appropriate and within the terms of the Request for Proposals and Defence Procurement Procedure, 2006. Dassault has been able to appoint local suppliers and partners for the rafale in India within this time frame , poor planning by HAL on its part will cost some few months and sources are also skeptical if HAL will be able to setup a Production plant in India in time frame to start manufacturing aircraftâ€™s , In Sukhoi deal HAL for some time took help from Russian firms to assemble Kits supplied by Russian partner which lead to higher import cost since it was not able to Indigence the complete production in India for which CAG had heavy criticized the state-owned company . Sources in Air force are hope full that HAL learns from it mistake and keeps pace with developments and keeps delivery of aircraftâ€™s in time , HAL not only has to increase man power for this deal in time but also has to set up different production facility for aircraftâ€™s and engine manufacturing .