Sunday, September 9, 2012

IAF - Rafale Deal to be signed by October 2012

India plans to sign the $11 billion MMRCA (Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft) deal with French Rafale by the end of this month-end or next month, a senior Indian Air Force official said today.

"I find no reason why it shouldn't be signed by the end of this month or next month", Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, IAF, Air Marshal Rajinder Singh said. 

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He indicated that negotiations are currently on with regard to pricing for the 126-aircraft deal. "There is money....this thing here and there (pricing being finalised)". 

The Air Marshal said, the first aircraft under the MMRCA deal would start "flowing in" in 2017.

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  1. Sir, I think Rafale Deal to be signed by October 2012 .

  2. Mr. Sonu, you are absolutely right. I will fix the error.

    Thank you.