The strength of the Indian Navy is going to increase. Soon 26 Navy Rafale will join the Navy’s fleet. India has approved proposals to purchase 26 Rafale from France and 3 Scorpene class submarines designed by France. The proposal was approved by the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Navy Rafale will boost the military prowess of the Indian Navy.
After the exercise started by the Indian authorities, the important decision of the purchase proposal has been taken. Not only this, the Navy Rafale demonstrated through the demo that it is fully suited for the operations and needs of the Indian Navy. Indian Navy’s 26 Navy Rafale will now join the already existing 36 Rafale fleet. Let us tell you that 36 Rafales have already been bought from France for the Indian Air Force. With this, India will be able to strengthen its security in air and sea even more. Also, India will become the first country to adopt a military option on the lines of France after including both the editions (air and navy) of Rafale in its fleet.
Eric Trappier, President and CEO of Dassault Aviation, said, “As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of our partnership with the Indian Armed Forces, I would like to thank the Indian authorities for this renewed trust and pledge, on behalf of Dassault Aviation, that we will continue to work with the Rafale Will meet the expectations of the Indian Navy. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense said that along with Rafale, the purchase of ancillary equipment including weapon systems and spares will be based on an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA). Also, the price and other terms of purchase will be discussed with the French government. The cost of these 2 important projects can be 80,000 to 85,000 crores. This important deal happened at a time when PM Modi is on a tour of France.