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India does not want to "overpay" for the French "Rafali"

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For 36 french fighters "Rafale" India is ready to pay $ 7 billion, not more. The French are counting on $ 9 billion, reports MIC with reference to the Tribune newspaper.




"The delegation of the French 29 negotiators in March will arrive in New Delhi to try again to arrange the supply of fighters," said a newspaper source in the Indian Ministry of Defense. “Dassault Aviation asked the Indian side to think about new prices, however, the figure of $ 7 billion was adopted and it can in no way be changed.”

“It would be impossible to justify for the country,” added a military official.

He recalled that in January, the parties “as a first step towards the signing of a formal intergovernmental agreement” signed a memorandum of understanding.

“But this is only the initial stage, then the pricing decides the fate of the transaction,” said the source, noting that “France expects to receive at least $ 36 billion for 9 aircraft.”

Meanwhile, experts following the development of events believe that Paris does not want to give up in price because it sees the plight of the Indian Air Force, which “recently due to the write-off of obsolete machines faced a serious shortage of military equipment — now only 33 squadrons of 16-18 aircraft in each. "

According to the calculations of the Indian military, "to maintain two fronts, with China and Pakistan, the country requires a minimum of 44 squadron of modern fighters," concludes the publication.
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  1. Mixweb
    Mixweb 25 March 2016 09: 02
    +44
    Soon, again, our fighters will pay attention to our fighters in order to bring down the price of the French.
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 25 March 2016 09: 08
      +25
      India does not want to "overpay" for the French "Rafali"
      In fact, the Indians with their "hodgepodge or vinaigrette" in choosing suppliers for their army is sometimes difficult to understand. Well, as they say, this is not our business.
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      2. Now we are free
        Now we are free 25 March 2016 09: 24
        +37
        Hello Brothers from the DNR!
        Quote: Observer2014
        Generally, the Indians with their "hodgepodge or vinaigrette" in choosing suppliers for their army is sometimes difficult to understand.

        Sergey, the question here is still quite simple. Hindus before the collapse of the USSR in the vast majority of armaments depended on equipment and spare parts supplied by the USSR. After the collapse of the Union, they fell into disarray. Yes, now Russia can offer both maintenance of USSR equipment and its modernization and new weapons, BUT Hindus are now afraid to depend on one supplier. In addition, active winking with competitors (French) makes Russia, the USA and the EU with their EF-2000 more accommodating than the French themselves, whom the Indians can send to ... with their dear Rafals. After the tender, one of the Indian generals who was secretly told the representatives of the evaluation committee -You know, we are very impressed with both your Mig-35 aircraft and the terms of the commercial proposal on your part, BUT one factor crosses out all the advantages ... YOU YOURSELF Until now, they haven’t accepted it for weapons, and therefore we doubt the rationality of purchasing your MiG-35 ...
        By the way, the Indians are one of the most professional pilots to date, the Red Flag exercises where their opponents were the US Air Force proved this. As for heavy fighters, the Indians have already made their choice in favor of the Sukikhs, and I think that in terms of choosing light fighters, they will eventually make a choice in favor of the Migov 35, the only thing left is to ADOPT the serial MiG-35 ...
        1. andrey-ivanov
          andrey-ivanov 25 March 2016 09: 47
          +6
          By the way, Indians are one of the most professional pilots to date.

          At the same time, the Indians themselves complain about the low level of training of young pilots. This is what they explain the high accident rate in the Indian Air Force.
        2. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 25 March 2016 10: 04
          +9
          They may have good pilots. Only the weight of the pilot’s word in planning and conducting procurements is zero. From the word at all.
          Hindus do not want to depend on one supplier? So they want:
          1. Be dependent on many suppliers.
          2. Have a logistic hemorrhoids for servicing a super motley fleet of equipment and the attached ammunition.
          3. To reduce the effectiveness of their aircraft due to chronic procurement and throwing from supplier to supplier.
          And these are just offhand points.
          1. Alstorm
            Alstorm 25 March 2016 10: 56
            +4
            I would also add complexity to the interaction between different techniques. For example, due to different standards in the design of avionics, communications and data transmission.
          2. Altona
            Altona 25 March 2016 11: 21
            +1
            Quote: abrakadabre
            Hindus do not want to depend on one supplier? So they want:
            1. Be dependent on many suppliers.
            2. Have a logistic hemorrhoids for servicing a super motley fleet of equipment and the attached ammunition.
            3. To reduce the effectiveness of their aircraft due to chronic procurement and throwing from supplier to supplier.
            And these are just offhand points.

            --------------------------------
            At the same time, I am surprised at their desire to confront two fronts, China and Pakistan. Nuclear powers, by the way, with all the attributes. And to have such a carousel with logistics and supply. Their business of course, they consider their rupees as they see fit.
            1. Ardein
              Ardein 25 March 2016 13: 03
              +1
              The point is not that these are nuclear powers, but that both Pakistan and China have open territorial disputes in which no one in their right mind will use nuclear weapons (even tactical ones), but conventional weapons are very even active.
        3. kit-kat
          kit-kat 25 March 2016 10: 06
          0
          This position of the Indians is not clear. After all, the Mig-35 is just a deep (although for me, it’s not very deep) modernized Mig-29.
          1. VP
            VP 25 March 2016 11: 25
            0
            Quote: kit-kat
            After all, the Mig-35 is just a deep (although for me, it’s not very deep) modernized Mig-29.

            This, in particular, did not suit them. For example, the fact that the RD-33MK engine is a modernization of the engine of the 72nd year, they wanted something more structurally fresh.
            The desire is controversial, but they had it.
            1. Ardein
              Ardein 25 March 2016 13: 07
              +2
              The fact is that, structurally, the MiG-35 is not close to the base MiG-29, but to its (including export, including India armed) ship's version of the MiG-29K / KUB.
              And this in the case of India can play a decisive role, since the maintenance of this aircraft will be much more convenient and cheaper than the same Rafal.
      3. BULB TARAS
        BULB TARAS 25 March 2016 09: 34
        +4
        India is the homeland of gypsies why be surprised))
        1. Ze Kot
          Ze Kot 25 March 2016 23: 06
          0
          Quote: TARAS BULBA
          India is the homeland of gypsies why be surprised))



          Actually, the Indians, Slavs and Northern Europeans are similar in the gallogroup ...
        2. Cat man null
          Cat man null 25 March 2016 23: 14
          0
          Quote: TARAS BULBA
          India is the homeland of gypsies why be surprised))

          Exactly.

          And Russia - the elephants! wassat
      4. Very old
        Very old 25 March 2016 09: 42
        +1
        So it’s true - not our money, and considerations too

        But our time to learn how to trade
        Remember who advised this?
      5. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 25 March 2016 10: 31
        +1
        Quote: Observer2014
        India does not want to "overpay" for the French "Rafali"
        In fact, the Indians with their "hodgepodge or vinaigrette" in choosing suppliers for their army is sometimes difficult to understand. Well, as they say, this is not our business.

        By the way, it is possible that the lobby of Indian car manufacturers is working. India began production of the Tejas, considered by many to be a very successful light fighter. In a number of performance characteristics, it is inferior to the Rafal, but much cheaper and has practically comparable radar and weapons.

        It is possible that India will abandon Rafal and leave two types of Su-30 MKI and Tejas vehicles.
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 25 March 2016 09: 10
      +18
      Quote: Mixweb
      Soon, again, our fighters will pay attention to our fighters in order to bring down the price of the French.

      As part of the bargaining, the Indians will even surpass the Chinese and Arabs, so that to agree with them it is necessary to have steel ropes instead of nerves. request
    3. Diana Ilyina
      Diana Ilyina 25 March 2016 09: 18
      +16
      Quote: Mixweb
      Soon, again, our fighters will pay attention to our fighters in order to bring down the price of the French.


      Yes, so why what, but the Indians know how to bargain. By and large, they will bargain for production technologies, although they need the aircraft themselves, the technology is more important. They do this all over the world, over there they bargained for the production of T-90 and "Brahmos". True, I read somewhere that they had some kind of problem with the tanks, either the armor was not the same, or there was some problem in the technology of the casting of the gun barrels. Getting technology is one thing, but learning how to reproduce it is another. After the collapse of the USSR, the Americans won how many of our secrets did they get, and how many could they reproduce ?! That's it ...!
      1. tiredwithall
        tiredwithall 25 March 2016 09: 38
        +1
        I wonder what kind of secrets and technologies are we talking about? Where are the buksonuli mattresses?
        1. dgiguli1962
          dgiguli1962 25 March 2016 10: 14
          +6
          And on whose engines do they fly into space?
          1. tiredwithall
            tiredwithall 25 March 2016 10: 21
            +1
            Fly means mastered.
            1. kotvov
              kotvov 25 March 2016 11: 50
              +4
              Fly means mastered. ,,
              Are you by any chance not from Ukraine? They write to you they’re buying, and they fly to them, and you fly your own way.
              1. tiredwithall
                tiredwithall 25 March 2016 12: 52
                +1
                "Fly" is not mine. Be more attentive.
              2. tiredwithall
                tiredwithall 25 March 2016 12: 52
                +1
                "Fly" is not mine. Be more attentive.
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        3. Diana Ilyina
          Diana Ilyina 25 March 2016 10: 27
          +11
          Quote: tiredwithall
          I wonder what kind of secrets and technologies are we talking about? Where are the buksonuli mattresses?


          As far as I remember, it was a question of the S-300 complex, received by the Americans after the collapse of the USSR, either from Ukraine, or from Belarus. The Americans could not copy it or create something like that, as far as I know!
          1. tiredwithall
            tiredwithall 25 March 2016 12: 54
            +1
            It is unlikely that Old Man would give such a technique. But are you somehow nervous? Not worth it.
          2. tiredwithall
            tiredwithall 25 March 2016 12: 54
            +1
            It is unlikely that Old Man would give such a technique. But are you somehow nervous? Not worth it.
          3. Ardein
            Ardein 25 March 2016 13: 11
            +1
            They could not copy, but received data on the tracking / guidance station. Which is also not good.
            So the S-500 and S-350 are in mass production.
            The recent opening of a new plant of the Almaz-Antey concern will clearly contribute to this.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 25 March 2016 10: 07
        +2
        In fact, it is.
        Russian technology should be accompanied by a head.
        On the one hand it’s great. Chinese Kalashnikov is much more capricious and less durable.
        But if our heads are not regularly replaced with young ones, we, too, will not be able to reproduce our own technologies.
        1. tiredwithall
          tiredwithall 25 March 2016 10: 19
          +1
          "A head must be attached to Russian technology." And also carefully file with a file after assembly.
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 25 March 2016 14: 27
            0
            This is no longer a head, it is already a pen.
            You obviously did not work in production.
            1. tiredwithall
              tiredwithall 25 March 2016 15: 08
              +1
              He worked in three very strong factories, but it was a long time ago. And about the file - so this is a hint of a bearded joke. It seems the people took the quote literally.
        2. tiredwithall
          tiredwithall 25 March 2016 10: 19
          +1
          "A head must be attached to Russian technology." And also carefully file with a file after assembly.
    4. Samen
      Samen 25 March 2016 09: 19
      +9
      Is Rafael on the right or on the left? Who will tell you?
      request
      1. guzik007
        guzik007 25 March 2016 09: 23
        +4
        On the right is a bird from the special squad of the Moscow Zoo.
    5. VP
      VP 25 March 2016 09: 23
      +7
      And what to shoot there.
      9 billion. / 36 = 250 million per machine.
      It is clear that there, for sure, not only the plane is included in the price, but the francs are greyhound, of course.
      Nothing, the Indians will show them how the right eastern boys make purchases, teach life laughing
      1. dauria
        dauria 25 March 2016 10: 27
        +3
        And what to shoot there.
        9 billion. / 36 = 250 million per machine.


        There are very tricky conditions - assembly of almost fifty more in Indian factories with the transfer of technology and rights, plus 50% of the contract value, the French must reinvest in Indian companies. Too confusing to calculate the cost of a single plane.
    6. Simon
      Simon 25 March 2016 09: 29
      +4
      Well, the French! They see the plight of India, they have bred speculation, they want a good jackpot. Is it time for the Hindus to contact us in Russia, so our prices will not be bent. And they will be good and for the economy is not bad. what And everything will go well, then we’ll note this matter drinks
      1. Stas157
        Stas157 25 March 2016 10: 47
        +2
        Worn with your Rafales! Everyone is trying to cram, not cram!
        Meanwhile, experts who monitor the development of events believe that Paris does not want to give in price, because it sees the plight of the Indian Air Force

        If India has a plight in the Air Force, then in France itself, what? The number of combat aircraft in India is more than three times more than in France. Of these, about three hundred modern Su-30MKI.
        It’s more like a paddling pool, you have to offer planes, seeing the plight of their Air Force! For example, cheap Su-30s, since expensive Rafali cannot afford them!
      2. PPD
        PPD 25 March 2016 11: 46
        +1
        Hindus put so many conditions and claims upon purchase that you are simply amazed.
        It’s not so for them, it’s not for that. Krylov’s fable is exactly about them, and you friends don’t sit down, you’re not good at musicians.
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    8. evge-malyshev
      evge-malyshev 25 March 2016 10: 07
      +1
      Quote: Mixweb
      Soon, again, our fighters will pay attention to our fighters in order to bring down the price of the French.


      It seems to be so.
    9. Shuttle
      Shuttle 25 March 2016 10: 47
      +1
      Quote: Mixweb
      Soon, again, our fighters will pay attention to our fighters in order to bring down the price of the French.

      I think it is worth helping them with this. They also kind of helped us with the Mistrals.
  2. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 25 March 2016 09: 02
    +5
    The Indians had a mess and will be, what for two fronts, I would be living.
  3. Limon1972
    Limon1972 25 March 2016 09: 03
    +1
    Ah well done Indians, the whole world twists his hands. lol
    1. sub307
      sub307 25 March 2016 09: 53
      +1
      "... the whole world is twisting its arms." Everything, not everything, but those who want to sell them something - they can.
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  4. Thronekeeper
    Thronekeeper 25 March 2016 09: 03
    +2
    The Mistral is a prostrate, Rafal is also a prostrate ... Such optionality in the implementation of defense contracts, for political reasons, at least for financial reasons, turns the French military-industrial complex into a prostitute. There, the client paid the hut, so that he wouldn’t give it, to the client Vladimir, then they agreed on an mutual understanding, but it requires not 70 euros, but 90 already, the client already has something wrong ...
  5. alex-cn
    alex-cn 25 March 2016 09: 03
    +3
    It seems that the French will fly in with this delivery. And given the failure with the Mistrals, they can even fly as arms suppliers.
  6. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall 25 March 2016 09: 03
    +4
    There is no war. As usual, the game goes on empty fears. And French planes are not worth 7 billion.
  7. AID.S
    AID.S 25 March 2016 09: 07
    +4
    9bn / 36 = 250mln per piece. F35 is resting? What else do they want to sell with the planes? Golden parachutes?
    1. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 25 March 2016 09: 12
      +6
      Quote: AID.S
      9bn / 36 = 250mln per piece. F35 is resting? What else do they want to sell with the planes? Golden parachutes?


      even
      7bn / 36 = 194,4 million apiece. it turns out. came close to F22
    2. Yegorchik
      Yegorchik 25 March 2016 09: 48
      +1
      Quote: AID.S
      9bn / 36 = 250mln per piece. F35 is resting? What else do they want to sell with the planes? Golden parachutes?

      Pilot training + training for technicians + weapons (missiles are not a cheap pleasure) + necessary equipment and equipment for operating and maintaining aircraft and much more that I, as a specialist, don’t even know. The price of the aircraft itself is hardly more than 100 million.
  8. newcomer
    newcomer 25 March 2016 09: 09
    +4
    in the light of the latest positive news about our mig35, our mo will conduct state tests in the summer, then the Indians are very likely to return to our mig. since before the summer they are unlikely to agree with the francs.
  9. EvgNik
    EvgNik 25 March 2016 09: 12
    +12
    As usual - francs toad strangles. They’ll fly a couple of times with supplies and can do winemaking with a pure soul. Well and haute couture perfume frogs.
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 25 March 2016 09: 17
      +3
      In the top ten. Franks are greedy by nature.
    2. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 25 March 2016 09: 17
      +1
      In the top ten. Franks are greedy by nature.
    3. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 25 March 2016 09: 24
      +4
      For EvgNik
      I will support you, but the toad suffocates the Indians too. They have a pair of each creature in the Air Force, which suggests that they are looking for financial benefits when purchasing without thinking about the subsequent costs of servicing. Everything is like in Indian cinema - they sang, danced, fought, kissed off-screen, and in the end turned out to be relatives.
  10. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 25 March 2016 09: 13
    +7
    They take at exorbitant prices from the working people. laughing Yes, he does not cost that much money, the French are crazy, and the Hindus will go after them if they buy at that price.
  11. 76SSSR
    76SSSR 25 March 2016 09: 16
    +2
    Paris does not want to concede in price, because it sees the plight of the Indian Air Force ...

    This argument could and would have a right to exist if only France "made" combat aircraft.
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 25 March 2016 09: 20
      +1
      If you look at the proposed vector of cooperation and division of labor between countries, in the end, behind the words France, the sale of goods and profits is one surname - Rothschild, the French branch.
  12. VP
    VP 25 March 2016 09: 20
    +5
    This is for a long time.
    This is a ritual among the Indians to take out the brain of a potential supplier. If you do this for years, you get +100 karma.
  13. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 25 March 2016 09: 30
    +2
    Hindus are still cunning. We need to deliver something to Pakistan and China so that only our MiGs and Sushki can resist them, and then we'll see where the French will stick their "Rafali" and the Indians will use their language for bargaining. Bend all the masters' fingers until the rooster pecks there.
  14. 76SSSR
    76SSSR 25 March 2016 09: 32
    +1
    Why this "flipper" if there is a moment-35 ...) Just do not tell me about the tender again - complete nonsense.
  15. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 March 2016 09: 50
    0
    Quote: Observer2014
    In fact, the Indians with their "hodgepodge or vinaigrette" in choosing suppliers for their army is sometimes difficult to understand. Well, as they say, this is not our business.

    Anyway, this is a market - I want free but good. Just the other day we discussed leasing the Yasen nuclear submarine.
    http://topwar.ru/92820-smi-indiya-prosit-moskvu-peredat-v-arendu-vtoruyu-apl.htm

    l # comment-id-5712179
    They really want to pay about 800 mil $ when we offer 10 times higher. Therefore, our mind is also the case.
  16. Engineer
    Engineer 25 March 2016 09: 51
    0
    Quote: 76SSSR
    Why this "flipper" if there is a moment-35 ...) Just do not tell me about the tender again - complete nonsense.

    Because not one MiG-35 has yet taken off. Only the first two are collected. And Rafale can be "felt" for a long time.
  17. diden
    diden 25 March 2016 09: 52
    0
    Quote: tiredwithall
    I wonder what kind of secrets and technologies are we talking about? Where are the buksonuli mattresses?

    in my MstaS which was disassembled to a screw but didn’t do anything like it or better, I can be wrong
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 25 March 2016 10: 17
      +1
      Stumbled on a self-propelled gun?
    2. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 25 March 2016 10: 17
      +1
      Stumbled on a self-propelled gun?
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    4. evge-malyshev
      evge-malyshev 25 March 2016 10: 41
      +1
      Quote: diden


      Quote: tiredwithallI wonder what secrets and technologies are we talking about? Where are the mattresses buksonuli? In my MstaS which was dismantled to the screw but didn’t do anything like it or better, I can be wrong


      And what about the RD-180 rocket engines? They are still trying to "replace import"
  18. silver_roman
    silver_roman 25 March 2016 09: 56
    +1
    For 7 lard we would stuff them with our Su-30MKI. Obviously there would be much more than 36 aircraft. That we altruists work at such prices. The states over there are managing old frigates who go under the knife (O. Perry) to hover over the Turks, and those bottoms are eager to buy. Hindus, too, were stubborn ..
  19. BOB044
    BOB044 25 March 2016 09: 57
    +2
    Do not want to pay 9 miles. Buy on the independent AN-2 and there will be not 44 but 104 squadrons. And there will be money left for the Navy. laughing
  20. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 March 2016 10: 03
    +1
    Yes, let them buy if there is no mind. They refused ours, so this is their headache. By the way, I figured it out for myself, one gram of "Raphael" costs about 550 rubles. Its takeoff weight is 25 tons, and the year of development is 1986, modifications and modernization are understandable, but nevertheless.
  21. forest park 86
    forest park 86 25 March 2016 10: 09
    0
    ours should not skimp on kickbacks (and la la gushnikov see the price increase just because of this). And pull Serdyukov, like he is now connected with aviation.
  22. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 25 March 2016 10: 10
    +3
    Undoubtedly, our MiGs are better, but now, due to "effective managers" in aircraft construction, (shipbuilding), a situation has arisen when we, even for ourselves, cannot establish fast production of a light fighter, therefore the Indians have opted for Rafal. "Privatization" and the subsequent 20 years of the collapse of industry, the plundering of the scientific developments of Soviet scientists, we are now haunted.
  23. oxotnuk86
    oxotnuk86 25 March 2016 10: 27
    0
    If we admit the thought that mattress makers offered the French (so they cannot refuse) to raise the price. They will break the contract and calmly solder the F 16, this has already happened with the Mistrals and helicopters.
  24. evil partisan
    evil partisan 25 March 2016 10: 30
    +3
    Hindus for 2 billion stranglehold. yes We worked with them for several years. Kapets what are greedysad ... and the cunning ee-ee. yes They strive for everything ... to deceive repeat , generally...
  25. From Samara
    From Samara 25 March 2016 10: 40
    +1
    It is better not to have anything to do with Indians ...

    And the plane is Great!
  26. SIMM
    SIMM 25 March 2016 10: 54
    +3
    These blood spoil the soul of the soul ...)))
    May not count on 9 billion
  27. atamankko
    atamankko 25 March 2016 11: 58
    +2
    Let them bargain if they don’t want normal planes.
  28. Resistance
    Resistance 25 March 2016 14: 58
    +2
    Quote: Very old
    But our time to learn how to trade


    Better yet, learn how to make engines for light cars