This should lend further credence to that. It increases the "no-escape" zone for a hostile aircraft by about three times.That these were the same for the 36 Rafales ordered by PM Modi is made clear by the joint statement of April 10, 2015 issued by French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which reads: "…that the aircraft and associated systems and weapons would be delivered on the same configuration as has been tested and approved by Indian Air Force…"There is much noise about the huge costs at which the 36 Rafales have been contracted for. Perhaps only Mr Modi, national security adviser Ajit Doval and Anil Ambani knew.
The decision to buy 36 Rafales was made without consulting the IAF. It is a very capable aircraft and we are waiting to fly it. The Rafale is a top class fourth-generation fighter. (stylised as RCom), just defaulted on a major foreign loan and its future ability to fulfil its Rafale offsets commitment should now be in doubt.A few months after Narendra Modi and then French President Francois Hollande signed the deal, our old friend Anil Ambani signed a deal with Julie Gayet, Mr Hollande’s actress-girlfriend, on January 24, 2016 to jointly produce a film.In the Air Staff Qualitative Requirements (ASQR) provided by the Indian Air Force, there were 13 "India-Specific Enhancements" demanded by India in the 126-aircraft MMRCA contract. It is a beautiful aircraft.The IAF-deployed "spokesmen" have even been justifying the Rafale purchase because the package includes the Meteor air-to-air missile.42 billion euros as the screw air compressor cost of the bare planes; 1. That has now been truncated to just 36 completely built-up units. Since they are expendable, and presumably meant to be expendable, they should be part of revenue expenditure.13 billion (@1 euro=$1. But his junior, the deputy air chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, speaking to reporters at the eighth heli-power seminar, said: "Those who are claiming such numbers, I think they are misinformed and probably not aware of the facts that are known to us in the Indian Air Force.1 billion euros. Deo, an accomplished officer who designs and builds smart weapons in his front yard for a hobby, speaking to the media on the sidelines of a recent Centre for Air Power Studies and Confederation of Indian Industries seminarm said: "Those criticising the deal must understand the procurement procedure