Goverment Will Soon Take a Final Position on the Rafale Deal

  • Aayush Sinha
  • 28-Mar-2016

Answering the questions of the media in the DEFEXPO 2016, Defense Minister Manohar Parikar said that the government will soon take a decission on the Dassault Rafale deal. Admitting that the deal was going on at a slow pace, he acknowledged that a strong final position will be taken by the Ministry of Defence very soon. He said that the deal was in final price negotiation stage but he did not confirm the final GO or NO GO for the deal. 

It is also unclear how the Indian Air Force will meet the remainder requirement to equip its fighter squadrons after thye Rafale for 36 planes is finalised.