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

Updated : September 25, 2018 15:23:15 IST

India got a rebate in the recent Rafale Fighter Jet deal, Dassault Aviation chief Eric Trappier said in an interview to CNBC-TV18 on April 16.

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

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

First Rafale fighter will 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 aircraft from Dassault-Reliance JV facility will be delivered by end of this year.

Note: This is an old article which is being reproduced to serve the recent developments with regards to the Rafale deal.
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