One more discussion over the 7.8 billion euro (Rs 59,000 crore) bargain for 36 Rafale warriors emitted on Tuesday, with a few reports asserting France on Monday had requested 28 of the planes at a large portion of the expense contrasted with what India had paid.
Yet, the French government immediately disproved the reports, focusing on that the 2 billion euro figure being referenced for the buy of the 28 warriors was in certainty implied for advancement of the new F4 variation of the Rafale.
“France yesterday did not report any new flying machine securing request! The sum being alluded to will back exclusively the new F4 standard for the Rafale. The 28 flying machine staying to be conveyed to the French Air Force are a piece of past securing contracts,” tweeted French representative to India Alexandre Ziegler.
The IAF, by chance, is getting the F3R variation of the Rafale, with the 36 planes slated for conveyance in the 2019-2022 time period, under the arrangement inked by the NDA government in September 2016.
The original F1 standard Rafale was initially upgraded to F2, along with air-to-ground and air-to-air weapon potentialities, while the F3 and F3R have enhanced its versatility further. According to the fighter manufacturer Dessault Aviation, the validation of the F4 standard is planned for 2024, with some functions becoming available as of 2022.
Congress has alleged that the “non-transparent” Rafale deal was vastly overpriced, violated defence procurement procedures, including no transfer pf technology and was intended to benefit the Anil Ambani – promoted Reliance Denfence as the “offsets partner” of Dessault Aviation at the cost of defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Strongly rejecting the allegations, the NDA government says that it secured a better deal in terms of price, capability, equipment, delivery, and maintenance.