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India Signs Rafale fighter jet deal with France for Rs 58,000 crore

India Signs Rafale fighter jet deal with France for Rs 58,000 crore

India, BJP Government signed a formal agreement Friday to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault for Rs 58,000 crore.

India will pay about Rs 58,000 crore or 7.8 billion Euros for 36 off-the-shelf Dassault Rafale twin-engine fighters. About 15 per cent of this cost is being paid in advance.

The Rafale fighter jets, deliveries of which will start in 36 months and finished in 66 months from the date contract is inked, comes equipped with state-of-the-art missiles like Meteor and Scalp

What is Scalp?
Scalp, a long-range air-to-ground cruise missile with a range in excess of 300 km also gives the IAF an edge over its adversaries.
Besides other features that make the Rafale a strategic weapon in the hands of the IAF is the Beyond Visual Range Meteor air-to-air missile with a range in excess of 150 KM.

The delivery of the jets will begin in 36 months and will be completed in 66 months from the date the contract is inked. Rafale jets will enable the air force to hit targets inside Pakistan from within India.
As per media reports “vanila price" (just the 36 aircraft) is about 3.42 billion Euros. The armaments cost about 710 million Euros while Indian specific changes, including integration of Israeli helmet mounted displays, will cost 1700 million Euros. Rest of the cost include spare parts, maintenance among others.

Good thing is finally India bought the Jets as Indian Arm Forces need them.
Congress started the discussions and BJP cancelled , reduced the numbers and finally bought the Rafale Jets.

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rudraprayaga September 27, 2016  

It will be an asset for the force.Hope scam and corruption do not peep into it.Thank you for the info.