Can Indian navy pull all the correct strings to convince Indian air force and ministry of defence to stick with Rafale for the air-forces requirement of 126 aircraft under MMRCA . Well as per my source , Naval pilots of Indian navy had checked out Rafale M , when French had brought their aircraft carrier to Indian shores few months before MMRCA contestant were downlisted to Eurofighter and Rafale , Navy which wants to have small pie of MMRCA aircraft , is interested in inducting which ever aircraft wins the MMRCA Competition . But sources think that Rafale is Ready carrier aircraft and Eurofighter will have to be built for that purpose which might require additional funds coming from Navy , point note worthy is that Navy to maintain familarity with IAF fleets has been purchasing aircraftâ€™s which are already in IAF fleet (Ex Mig-29 / Hawks / Tejas ) and wants to maintain that trend in future. Navy has already send RFI for purchase of Naval variant to almost all party which were part of MMRCA . Indian navy which will be operating 3 aircraft carrier by the turn of this decade wants to maintain adequate fighter aircraft for all 3 aircraft carrier and also to protect its shore based facilities . Does Navyâ€™s recommendation or advice will be taken into final consideration when the winner will be announced his month ? , well thatâ€™s is to be seen , but excitement seen over Rafale by senior Naval sources , well its time for a full stop.