Deal between India and France for Rafale fighter jets would be one of the India’s largest military deal.
What the actual story is?
Through this deal, 36 Rafale jets would be expected to hand over to the Indian Air Force. Under this deal France is also looking to set up a production centre for the Rafale fighter aircraft as well as a low-cost executive jet in India. This will be one of the major project under ‘Make in India’ campaign with the help of private sectors like Reliance Defence Systems, Samtel and Bharat Electronics.
Aprat from this France will also transfer some key technologies to DRDO that would benefit the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project.