Latest Indian, French warplane deal runs into problems: sources

(From Reuters)

By Sanjeev Miglani

India’s order of 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets has run into trouble with government officials struggling to agree sales terms, sources said, four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened to break a logjam in previous commercial negotiations.

Rafale fighter

Rafale fighter

Two senior Indian defense officials told Reuters that both sides were wrangling over the unit price of the aircraft and a condition that planemaker Dassault Aviation invest a big percentage of the value of the multi-billion dollar contract in India.

The problems threaten to further delay the modernization of India’s aging air force. Read more



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