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Indian Mirage 2000 modernization program is under threat

"The modernization program for the Dassault Mirage 2000H / TH Indian Air Force fleet was threatened after the warranty period for the new equipment supplied during the modernization by Dassault Aviation and Thales had expired, and the Indian side did not want to pay for the continued maintenance of this equipment," informs bmpd with reference to Defense News.

Indian Mirage 2000 modernization program is under threat

“In connection with the warranty period expired in 2016, both of these French companies require annual payments of $ 15 million for service support of the supplied equipment from the Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which is the general contractor for the modernization of Indian Mirage 2000H / TH. HAL itself refuses to pay, claiming that the aircraft must be fully paid by the Indian Air Force, ”the report says.

The military also refused to pay. They claim that service support for upgraded fighter aircraft, including annual payments for new French equipment, was part of HAL's contractual obligations as a general modernization contractor.

Reference bmpd: “India in July 2011 of the year signed a contract worth 1,47 billion euros with Thales and Dassault Aviation to upgrade the 51 Mirage 2000H / TH fighter. Under the terms of the contract, two aircraft (one Mirage 2000TH and Mirage 2000H each) were upgraded at Thales in Istra, two more were jointly upgraded by the French side and HAL, and the remaining 47 are upgraded by HAL in Bangalore, India, using upgrade kits, shipped from France. To do this, HAL has entered into a separate agreement worth $ 900 million with Dassault Aviation. Over the three years of work, HAL has only handed over 7 upgraded aircraft from 47, which led to the delay of most of the equipment (according to the plan, the modernization should be completed by 2020 year). ”
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  1. Anarchist
    Anarchist 8 December 2017 15: 32
    Here are the Indians, the Kama Sutra in everything! Such postures assume that they themselves ... They strive!
    And they have the same policy! Some support western interests, others eastern ...
    I want to say as in a joke - '' the pig went from here, you yourself do not know what you want! ''
    1. newcomer
      newcomer 8 December 2017 15: 33
      not just out of the blue, but as you can see already.
    2. Going
      Going 8 December 2017 15: 34
      And it turns out. Hello Alexander! hi
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 8 December 2017 15: 51
        Hi victor
        And with everything else they sing and dance manage! Yes, moles on each other look ... lol
        Pysy: I sent a mail owl to you. Didn’t get there?
        1. Going
          Going 8 December 2017 15: 55
          Yeah, everyone dances and sings and don’t even sweat. I'll see real quick.
    3. RASKAT
      RASKAT 8 December 2017 15: 45
      The French are also great, each new bolt on the plane is as if it is made of gold. Now the planes will be removed from the guarantee, and then when the Indians back off, it will begin. A new check, regulation, defecation, etc., and all this will be worth a lot of money, you can not even doubt it. laughing
    4. Berber
      Berber 8 December 2017 15: 48
      Hindus are weird. They can’t do anything without ritual dancing.
    5. Juborg
      Juborg 8 December 2017 16: 42
      They themselves outwitted the campaign, as they say they wanted to get on the tree and I ...... did not chop. wassat
    6. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 8 December 2017 19: 23
      Quote: Anarchist
      Here are the Indians, the Kamasutra in everything! Some support Western interests, others Eastern ..
      Duc, everything, as in a song (which, by the way, is already 25 years old) of a good Rostov team:
      Old Vishnu hit Krsna with an ax
      Hypostating his second he struck ...
      And he went, bloodied, to the cows
      Smiling - God must be cheerful.
  2. assa67
    assa67 8 December 2017 15: 33
    they’ll agree somehow ... they won’t start up 50 cars ...
  3. Piramidon
    Piramidon 8 December 2017 15: 47
    Hindus and gypsies are twin brothers. They are only looking for somewhere, somebody ... to deceive.
  4. maxim1987
    maxim1987 8 December 2017 16: 03
    Quote: RASKAT
    A new check, regulation, defecation, etc., and all this will be worth a lot of money, you can not even doubt it.

    may still defect laughing ?
    1. SOF
      SOF 8 December 2017 17: 52
      It's not the same for everybody good
      T9 ... eye yes eye ...
    2. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 8 December 2017 17: 55
      Quote: maximNNX
      maksim1987 Today, 16:03
      Quote: RASKAT
      A new check, regulation, defecation, etc., and all this will be worth a lot of money, you can not even doubt it.

      may still defect

      No, there is a permanent bowel movement, and on both sides. Partners are worthy of each other. I am glad that the brightest representatives of this art genre reached the final.
    3. Mih1974
      Mih1974 8 December 2017 22: 31
      Yes, not - everything is correct in the article, this is normal postings - defectation. But the Indians with "mirages" just defecation turns lol laughing
  5. Berkut24
    Berkut24 8 December 2017 20: 36
    It was a saying, and the fairy tale with the service of "Rafale" is yet to come!
  6. av58
    av58 8 December 2017 23: 14
    The French in their repertoire: pay for each sneeze laughing
    1. UAZ 452
      UAZ 452 9 December 2017 07: 50
      Well, the repertoire is different for everyone - someone has one, and others prefer to sell to the fraternal peoples at a discount, and then even write off these soft loans. To each his own.
  7. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 9 December 2017 09: 51
    Here is a good example that you can’t get involved with a poor India, who is constantly acting up.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 10 December 2017 21: 49
      You already decide: either a poor or a third world economy ...
      1. bratchanin3
        bratchanin3 12 December 2017 09: 05
        Yes, the third economy of the world, but on the rampart, due to the huge population! A beggar is when 70-80% of the population lives below the poverty line, you are our incredulous!
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 12 December 2017 16: 51
          So they have an army in% of the population less ... and nuclear weapons (and it is very expensive) in such numbers as we do not have ...
          1. bratchanin3
            bratchanin3 13 December 2017 09: 31
            Well, so am I about the same! A beggar always counts a penny.