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Ready to manufacture Rafale in India: Dassault CEO

Company feels that more international orders of the plane, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, will come in

With the deal for 36 jets in kitty, CEO on Friday said the French company is game for the ‘Make in India’ initiative and open to manufacturing the fighter aircraft in if the plane is shortlisted for a bigger order.

“Yes, of course. We will see how we can carry forward with the ‘Make in India’ initiative. We are open to manufacturing Rafales in India,” Trappier said when asked if the French firm was willing to manufacture the fighter aircraft in if the plane was shortlisted for a bigger order.

The CEO said the company will work with the and the government to see how they can meet India’s needs.

He said the focus was to build an industrial partnership in for jets and the 50 per cent offset clause will be of help.

Defence sources have made it clear that the deal for 36 jets does not come with an option clause. This means that more orders will come only through fresh talks.

had originally wanted 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft for which was shortlisted.

However, due to the delay over cost and other issues, the government decided to go for 36 jets in fly away condition.

With reducing the number, a multi-billion dollar aircraft contract is still in play.

This has led to fresh pitches from those who lost out on the first deal including Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.

The sources have said is looking at shortlisting one more aircraft, besides Tejas, to be manufactured domestically.

hopes that Rafale, a twin-jet fighter aircraft able to operate from both an aircraft carrier and a shore base, makes the cut.

The fully versatile is able to carry out all combat aviation missions — air defence, interception, ground support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence.

entered service with the in 2004 and with the in 2006. In 2015, and ordered 24 Rafales each. As of June 30 this year, 152 aircraft had been delivered.

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Ready to manufacture Rafale in India: Dassault CEO

Company feels that more international orders of the plane, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, will come in

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ready to manufacture Rafale in India: Dassault CEO

With the deal for 36 jets in kitty, CEO on Friday said the French company is game for the ‘Make in India’ initiative and open to manufacturing the fighter aircraft in if the plane is shortlisted for a bigger order.

“Yes, of course. We will see how we can carry forward with the ‘Make in India’ initiative. We are open to manufacturing Rafales in India,” Trappier said when asked if the French firm was willing to manufacture the fighter aircraft in if the plane was shortlisted for a bigger order.


The CEO said the company will work with the and the government to see how they can meet India’s needs.

He said the focus was to build an industrial partnership in for jets and the 50 per cent offset clause will be of help.

Defence sources have made it clear that the deal for 36 jets does not come with an option clause. This means that more orders will come only through fresh talks.

had originally wanted 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft for which was shortlisted.

However, due to the delay over cost and other issues, the government decided to go for 36 jets in fly away condition.

With reducing the number, a multi-billion dollar aircraft contract is still in play.

This has led to fresh pitches from those who lost out on the first deal including Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.

The sources have said is looking at shortlisting one more aircraft, besides Tejas, to be manufactured domestically.

hopes that Rafale, a twin-jet fighter aircraft able to operate from both an aircraft carrier and a shore base, makes the cut.

The fully versatile is able to carry out all combat aviation missions — air defence, interception, ground support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence.

entered service with the in 2004 and with the in 2006. In 2015, and ordered 24 Rafales each. As of June 30 this year, 152 aircraft had been delivered.

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Ready to manufacture Rafale in India: Dassault CEO

Company feels that more international orders of the plane, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, will come in

Company feels that more international orders of the plane, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, will come in
With the deal for 36 jets in kitty, CEO on Friday said the French company is game for the ‘Make in India’ initiative and open to manufacturing the fighter aircraft in if the plane is shortlisted for a bigger order.

“Yes, of course. We will see how we can carry forward with the ‘Make in India’ initiative. We are open to manufacturing Rafales in India,” Trappier said when asked if the French firm was willing to manufacture the fighter aircraft in if the plane was shortlisted for a bigger order.

The CEO said the company will work with the and the government to see how they can meet India’s needs.

He said the focus was to build an industrial partnership in for jets and the 50 per cent offset clause will be of help.

Defence sources have made it clear that the deal for 36 jets does not come with an option clause. This means that more orders will come only through fresh talks.

had originally wanted 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft for which was shortlisted.

However, due to the delay over cost and other issues, the government decided to go for 36 jets in fly away condition.

With reducing the number, a multi-billion dollar aircraft contract is still in play.

This has led to fresh pitches from those who lost out on the first deal including Boeing, and Lockheed Martin.

The sources have said is looking at shortlisting one more aircraft, besides Tejas, to be manufactured domestically.

hopes that Rafale, a twin-jet fighter aircraft able to operate from both an aircraft carrier and a shore base, makes the cut.

The fully versatile is able to carry out all combat aviation missions — air defence, interception, ground support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence.

entered service with the in 2004 and with the in 2006. In 2015, and ordered 24 Rafales each. As of June 30 this year, 152 aircraft had been delivered.
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