Rafale Deal To Be Signed 15 Feb.

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  1. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    $10-bn defence deal to be signed during Hollande's 2-day visit
    French president to meet industry leaders visit to boost economic ties between two countries
    Nayanima Basu / New Delhi Feb 03, 2013,

    With an eye on large business deals, French President Francois Hollande is expected to arrive on a two-day visit to India on February 14. This would be his first visit to India since he took charge as president last year.

    During his visit, Hollande would visit New Delhi and Mumbai. He plans to call on President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. To boost economic ties between both countries, he would also meet industry leaders.

    Hollande would lead a high-powered delegation comprising senior French Cabinet ministers and business leaders from leading French companies. Among the highlights of his visit would be the signing of the $10-billion deal relating to the purchase of 126 French Rafale medium multi-role combat aircraft ( MMRCA) manufactured by Dassault Aviation.

    $10-bn defence deal to be signed during Hollande's 2-day visit

    Thank God! Finalement!!! :thumb::france::india::whoo::grouphug::hail:
     
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    Great News indeed!! Hope we have learned the lessons from Scorpene development issues...
     
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    Have india-french first iron-out all differences ????and what about nuclear deal/equipments from french
     
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    Is this final deal or just a framework work agreement ?:confused:
    What's the status of additional 63 aircraft orders ?

    It's too soon to believe.
    Especially after defense budget cuts..
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    It only says what it says. The deal is to be signed during Holland's visit. I assume all the talk of exercising contract options for more fighters will be part of the discussion. It looks like Mali intervention really paid off! :thumb:
     
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    Whatever it is, sooner the better.
    Now HAL has to step up to set up production facilities.
    I wish rafale flies Indian skies by 2015
     
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    I guess the line before signature would be
    From/to Paris with Love,
    On Valentine's day.
     
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    Everybody knew that it would be signed on the French presidents Indian visit ;) Congress will showcase it as a diplomatic win and French president will present it as a employment generator.
     
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    Once this is inked, Rafale is going to break open in sales. UAE, Brasil... the sky is the limit!
     
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    This money could have been well spent on poor Indians if not HAL/ADA/GTRE have screwed Tejas project :tsk::tsk:.
     
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    Hal is just the assembler here.which they do best..
     
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    till now Rafale faced political hurdles only, as compared to EFT Typhoon, Super Hornet, F16, F15 etc. these US's/EU's aircrafts can also be bought as an alternative, with compromise with quality and higher payments like in case of EFT Typhoon. and India doesn't need to have any type of pressure for its key arm deals......... and after winning MRCA, the biggest aircraft deal of the at present, it will also encourage others to do so, who may also dare to come out of the Western Pressures, to have this so called the best Multi-Role aircraft of today's world :thumb:
     
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    On valentines day???
    What a valentines gift for the IAF :D
     
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    It will take much much much work to produce the Rafale locally. HAL is not just putting parts together.
     
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    Great news. Finally something positive is happening in the field of Defence Acquisition. Any ideas on when induction would start?
     
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    Edited :))
     
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    Edited :))
     
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    Edited :))
     
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    If MKI is any example, they will be knockdown kits for the first 100 aircraft.
     
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    it always takes time to induct a new aircraft, MKI was the newest one for IAF, the first one from Sukhoi, while the Rafale already has an existing infrastructure of Mirage2000H...... we hope for the directly delivery of the first batch of Rafale from France would start by 2015/16, and HAL would have got its running home production line by 2017/18 onward......... and with training etc, we hope it as the front line aircraft since 2018/19+ onward :thumb:
     
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