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Indian Air Force will receive the first batch of Dassault Rafale fighters with a delay

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Indian Air Force will receive the first batch of Dassault Rafale fighters with a delay

The first batch of French Dassault Rafale fighters for the Indian Air Force will arrive in the country with a delay of three months. Sending aircraft postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. About this writes the Indian newspaper "The Hindu".


The publication, based on the words of an informed source, reports that the supply of some equipment for testing and maintenance at Ambala airbase was supposed to take place in early April, but was delayed due to flight restrictions introduced by India. At the same time, quarantine measures introduced in France will last at least until mid-April or even longer, which will lead to a delay in sending the first batch of fighters.

Taking into account quarantine in France, as well as restrictions on the arrival of flights from Europe imposed by India, we could count on July

- said the source of the publication, speaking about the delivery time of the French fighters.

Recall that India signed an agreement to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale fighters on September 23, 2016. The contract is worth $ 8,7 billion. According to the agreement, the Indian Air Force is to receive 28 Rafale EH single-seat fighters and eight Rafale DN two-seater aircraft. Each fighter will receive the 18th squadron at Ambala airbase (first of all) and the squadron at Hashimar airbase (after Ambala).

The first four Rafale Indian fighters were supposed to arrive in India in May 2020, the transfer of aircraft was planned to be completed in April 2022.
Photos used:
G. Gosset / Dassault Aviation
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  1. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 April 15 2020 13: 39 New
    +1
    Qatar:
    36 multi-functional two-seat twin-engine fighter Boeing F-15QA. The cost of the agreement, including weapons, equipment and training, is $ 12 billion, while the cost of 36 aircraft per se is $ 6,2 billion.

    India:
    Recall that India signed an agreement to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale fighters on September 23, 2016. The contract value is $ 8,7 billion.

    Interestingly, in fact, are the numbers comparable?
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 15 2020 13: 51 New
      +4
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Interestingly, in fact, are the numbers comparable?

      for the Indians it is not clear, does the price also include the cost of training, weapons and equipment?
      1. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 April 15 2020 14: 05 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        for the Indians it is not clear, does the price also include the cost of training, weapons and equipment?

        About that and speech!
      2. Atlant-1164
        Atlant-1164 April 15 2020 14: 48 New
        +6
        the price tag includes .. and ritual dances with a tambourine! for such grandmas)
    2. Avior
      Avior April 15 2020 14: 03 New
      +3
      the contract includes not only the aircraft themselves, without knowing the details, the numbers cannot be compared
  2. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 April 15 2020 13: 40 New
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    And the price will rise a little, and so everything is fine.
  3. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 15 2020 13: 42 New
    -1
    Funny guys these Hindus, like not stupid, bought weapons from around the world and sent a plane against Pakistan and lost. And they justified themselves: - they didn’t bring down the type, it was just that our carburetor was clogged. But their money, they decide where to spend.
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 15 2020 13: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: sanik2020
      These funny guys are Hindus, kinda not stupid,

      Quote: sanik2020
      , bought weapons from around the world

      all the same, not from a great mind.
    2. orionvitt
      orionvitt April 15 2020 14: 13 New
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      Quote: sanik2020
      Hindus, like not stupid, bought weapons from around the world

      Just stupid. They forgot such an important factor as the unification of weapons. And when in the army, "each creature has a pair", try to fight.
  4. The guard
    The guard April 15 2020 14: 51 New
    -4
    Indian Air Force will receive the first batch of Dassault Rafale fighters

    And in the last conflict in the air with Pakistan, they shot down F-16s on old Mig-ahs

    Why do the Hindus need these rafael ...? They will regret later ..
  5. shadow
    shadow April 15 2020 21: 10 New
    +1
    For comparison, the Poles bought 32 fifth-generation American F-35 combat aircraft. The amount of the contract is $ 4,6 billion, i.e. approximately $ 144 million apiece.
    And India is buying $ 241.6 million apiece. And they say that the French do not know how to trade.