Cabinet sealed the 36 rafale fighter deal and delivering will start from 2018.
This is big moment for all of us because Indian government has taken big decision to add 36 rafale fighter plane in Indian army that strengthen more power in air defense system so far.
Congratulation to our Modi’s government to take such care for our country.
Indian govt. approved the deal to buy of 36 rafale fighter planes from France on 23 sept.2016 in New delhi. The cost is of all 787 million euros. Since, long time India was waiting to buys this fighter jet but there was many problem because this was the decision of UPA government. Finally Modi government declare to buy 36 rafale and also saved 75 million euros.
After 18 months France will supply the rafale plane to india and within 36 months all rafale will be delivered.
It all happened in presence of defense minister of both India( Manohar parrikar) and France(Jean-Yves Le Drian) on 23 sept. 2016 in New Delhi.
Some Facts about Rafale fighter plane:
Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard, delta wing, multi-role fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation, France.
Features of Rafale:
Top speed- 2130 km/h
Range- 3700 km
Engine type- Snecma m88, turbofan
Fuel capacity- 4700 kg
Hight length- 52000 ft.
Actually, six renowned aircraft manufacturers choosen to buy fighter aircraft then start bidding process in 2001. Initial bidders were locked Martin’s F-16, Boeing’s F/A-18s, Euro-fighter Typhoon, Russia Mig-35, Sweden’s Saab’s Gripen and Rafale.
All aircraft tested by IAF then two were selected Rafale and Eurofighter but the lowest bidder was Rafale and easy to maintain, Training, logistics all will be provided by manufacturers.
This our proud moment for us because we get that deal from france this year.
It’s a big achievement because now, india in 4th position in air defense system all around word. So, thanks! Again for all that.