Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No Deal Before March, But MMRCA Lowest Bidder "Soon": Minister


The Indian M-MRCA fighter deal won't be signed before the financial year draws down, Indian defence minister AK Antony told reporters in Delhi today, but confirmed that the lowest bidder would be declared "soon". It had been near certain that the results of the toss-up between bids by Dassault and EADS would be announced this month, though it now appears to have slipped into February. Stay tuned for more details.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

if put the present results in situation then march means march of 2013..

SpArK said...

Comment should have been... stay tuned for more delays.

SpArK said...

stay tuned for more delays should have been more apt. the financial year end is nothing of a surprise.They should have anticipated it before.

Saran said...

Dear Shivji if it is possible tell them to (common mans blood sucked corrupt politicians) can go to hell because that is their real home for them.

sorry for out of the topic

Anonymous said...

Difficult to determine who to congratulate, the runners up or the excluded contenders?

Mayur M Manapure said...

This whole prcurement policy shuld be changed. That sick mechanism and babugiri playing with ou country's security.

Anonymous said...

I would consider the basic trainer deal more important than this one, as it would help pilots move gradually to the deep end, and ensure they do not have a steep learning curve.

@shiv, any news on LCA next series LSP?

Anonymous said...

middle figure to our dear Govt.
I've been hearing about this since my childhood!

Anonymous said...

Even if the selected bidder is known anytime, it is impossible to conclude a firm contract before March 2012. That would take atleast 6-9 months. Nevertheless, good to know who is selected.

Anonymous said...

also a defence min source said iaf favours rafale

Shailender said...

I say iaf should go with rafale as it is a much better multirole than typhoon. Moreover it has some commonality with mirage so our guys at hal would find it easier to absorb all the tech in rafale and produce all the rafales much before they can produce typhoon(extremely beneficial for squadron strength).
Also we will use in the future super su 30mki and fgfa for air superiority roles.

Anonymous said...

and the winner is............


Rafale !!!

whippie

Anonymous said...

Rafale wins MMRCA
http://www.stratpost.com/rafale-wins-mmrca-2

Is this true Shiv???

Shailender said...

Rafale wins
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Rafael

sahanshu said...

Hey Shiv
Suman sharma reports that the Rafale's Won..
Few months back subramanian Swamy had said of a secret deal between Sonia Gandhi and Carla Bruni for the Rafale... are we heading towards another Bofors????
whats ur take on this matter???

Tejaswy said...

Rafel won

Shubham said...

Just in...Rafale is the chosen one!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!

Anonymous said...

SOURCES IN THE MoD INDICATE THAT RAFALE HAS WON THE MMRCA CONTRACT. THE FRENCH FIGHTER HAS EMERGED SOME $5 MILLION PER AIRCRAFT CHEAPER THAN THE EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON

Abhishek Chaudhary said...

Rafale won...

Anonymous said...

NDTV is reporting that rafale has been selected as the lowest bidder !!

Anonymous said...

Rafele Is the winner

Mayur M Manapure said...

It's over , Rafale won. Tune into Times now.

Anonymous said...

Breaking news on ToI. Its the Rafale !!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-rafale-clinches-india-s-rs-52000-cr-fighter-jet-deal/20120131.htm

Anonymous said...

Dassault Rafale wins MMRCA deal beating Eurofighter Typhoon.
Check this out:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Dassault-Rafale-wins-MMRCA-deal-beating-Eurofighter-Typhoon/articleshow/11700801.cms

Anonymous said...

Is it really a good decision? after some time they are going to ask sky high prices for the maintenance. Like in the case of mirage!!!. Expensive bird. we should have settled with gripen or f-18.