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Rafale deal to be added in Indian Air Force: Said Manohar ​Parrikar

Rafale deal to be added in Indian Air Force: Said Manohar ​Parrikar. Latest good news for Indian and Indian Air force, because rafale to be added to Indian Air force which will increase strength and capability of Air force, which will be helpful for soldiers of India. After PM Modi’s Announcement, Defense Minister Manohar Parikar revealed that the country has finally broken the ice over the deal which had been pending for the last 17 years.

Rafale deal to be added in Indian Air Force: Said Manohar ​Parrikar

Rafale deal will bring oxygen to IAF

He described as “great” India’s decision to buy these fighters after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande in Paris yesterday, saying it will go a long way in strengthening the IAF told Dna India.

“Indian Air Force will get minimum oxygen (relief) it requires with this deal…In fact we have not purchased any major new generation aircraft in (last) 17 years.

“It’s a great decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on better terms and conditions. Procuring 36 planes for two squadrons is an extremely positive decision which was needed,” Parrikar told PTI.

According to Hindustan Times, The Rafale jets will be purchased through a government-to-government deal worth $4.2 billion, without any “Make in India” or technology transfer component, underlining the urgent need to replace the Indian Air Force’s ageing MiG-21 and MiG-27 aircraft that will be phased out over the next few years.

“The RFP (Request for Proposal) procedure for procuring these aircraft had been dragging on for several years. This was started in 2000 and still it was not getting completed because of a lot of confusion so I am very happy that the PM has taken the initiative,” Parrikar said, told Zee news.

The Rafale jets will be purchased through a government-to-government deal worth $4.2 billion, without any “Make in India” or technology transfer component, underlining the urgent need to replace the Indian Air Force’s ageing MiG-21 and MiG-27 aircraft that will be phased out over the next few years., told Hindustan Times.

According to Hindustan Times, The 36 jets will be delivered according to a timeframe compatible to the IAF’s requirements, and weapons, systems and aircraft would be of the same configuration as approved by the IAF and with a longer maintenance responsibility for France.

 

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