sohels wrote:Stuff I stumbled upon on other forums:long day.. just reached home.. but straight to the PC to type good news...
Deal is done.. final papers exchanged..
its officially 36 flyaway
90 make in India tranche 1
Final numbers would be 300 Rafales with 100+ Rafale Ms
The original 36+18 follow on.. The follow on will be later exercised for Rafale M for Indian Navy..
Expect deal announcement soon..
The 18s was pitted very aggressively but a question was asked what besides the jet and cooperation on other projects, the answer was inconclusive.
The deal papers were exchanged in the meeting of March 29,2016.
Bankers are confirmed...
The first 36 flyaway, last batch jets will see a small job work in Indian facilities
Details of the deal and actual contours wont be released in public except limited information.
LnT is getting something very very big from French side as a part of the deal..Will straight forward go to an interesting project where 2 specific products with nuclear propulsion will simultaneously get constructed for 2 very different strategic roles.
Officially certain news will be out soon..but before that expect a flurry of anti Rafale media reports
Big folks expected soon to sign...dates will be announced soon..
Source: http://defence.pk/threads/dassault-rafa ... z4641K5Yjq
Does any of this make sense / seem credible?
This was PARIKRAMA, quiet active in PDF, DFI and IDF but never seen here. good and a very eloquent guy, has won recently first Indian poster of the year in PDF. He claimed to be an ex banker/risk analyzer, his firm was a French conglomerate, strong arbitrator of an Indo-French friendship. He said to have sources in finance ministry, RBI and others in Delhi. According to him he got all the information regarding any France related deal from people, whom he met on his personal capacity. I am not sure how he is accurate on above info but in past most of his leaks (like NAMO France visit n saga of 36, IGA ,Price issue) have spotted on. He broke the above news 2 days before, all of our MSM got the "Rafael jet finalized at 7.8 bn euro" news. He also made it clear that "French demanding 11bn euro but Indian side want it down to 7bn euro" much before parikar said " I am a hard bargainer".
There are many French Pros in above mentioned forum, who are some how(mostly 3rd party consultation on financial issue) related to Dassault or Thales, always make rumor of a no of information and many times surprisingly, they got it perfect. According to them 200-300 Raffy is a done deal. 36 in flyaway mode and most of the rest in MII program as per new DPP( Though I am always highly negative on this)
For all above reasons,I was wondering, why the heck the Czars over here always remain busy in analyzing the awkward Kanard's formulae of 1 Rafael=X no of MKI and people r breaking news over news everywhere else.