Arab Today, arab today india france close to rafale breakthrough
Last Updated : GMT 20:57:38
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

India, France close to Rafale breakthrough

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today India, France close to Rafale breakthrough

Indian PM Narendra Modi may reach breakthrough on long-delayed deal to buy Rafale jets
New Delhi - AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may reach a breakthrough on a long-delayed deal to buy Rafale fighter jets from France in talks with the French president on Friday, reports said.
India's government has been in negotiations since 2012 to buy 126 Rafale jets from France's Dassault Aviation, but the estimated $12 billion dollar deal has hit roadblocks over cost and assembly of the planes.
Indian media said ahead of talks between Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday that the government was considering a direct purchase of a smaller number of jets to accelerate the acquisition and replace its ageing stock.
The Hindustan Times said the government was "seriously considering a strategic purchase of up to 40 Rafales for the Indian Air Force" due to "operational necessity", with further purchases later.
It quoted an unnamed source as saying a new deal could be worked out this year, with the exact number of planes depending on the final price.
Defence analyst Nitin Gokhale reported on his blog, Newswarrior, that the government had decided ahead of Modi's first official visit to France to buy 60 jets.
He quoted unnamed sources as saying Modi would discuss the deal with Hollande on Friday.
The Economic Times quoted India's foreign ministry spokesman as saying "movement" on a deal was likely during Modi's visit to France this week.
"The issues you referred to will also be discussed. We expect movement on these issues," Syed Akbaruddin said in response to a question on the deal.
Until now the Indian government has been negotiating directly with Dassault, whose boss Eric Trappier recently insisted the deal was "95 percent finalised".
Hollande has said he and Modi "will have discussions" about the Rafale deal while stressing he did not want the issue to define their relationship.
Both the Indian defence ministry and Dassault declined to comment.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today india france close to rafale breakthrough Arab Today, arab today india france close to rafale breakthrough

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today india france close to rafale breakthrough Arab Today, arab today india france close to rafale breakthrough

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday