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April 16, 2018 05:11 PM | Economy

India got price rebate in the Rafale deal, says Dassault Aviation CEO

India got a rebate in the current Rafale Fighter Jet deal, said Dassault Aviation Chief Eric Trappier in an interview to CNBC-TV18.

Speaking about the allegations of inflated price of the Rafale Fighter Jets, he clarified that the current deal is priced at the same amount as earlier.

He said that the company could not reveal details of discount o India specific changes made to Rafale fighter citing confidentiality.

First Rafale fighter will be reach india in early 2019.

Trappier further said that Dassault will consider manufacturing Rafale in India and technology transfer if it wins new RFI on fighter aircraft.

Ministry of Defence has already released a new RFI on 110 fighter jets.

On its joint venture with Reliance Defence, Trappier said first components of Falcon aircrafts from Dassault-Reliance JV facility will be delivered by end of this year.
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