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    Anonymous

    @del – I think we got to get the complete assembly line along with 75% of technology in this deal; otherwise it's a no win for India.

    The Dassault Rafale programme cost the French close to $39 billion. India is set to pay around $20 billion for 126.

    We are giving them back their return on investment.

    The best choice would be go for the Gripen. Cost effective & collaborative govt.

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    Anonymous

    Is India the only sucker for the Rafale ? Why are France and Dassault not able to sell to anybody else ?

    IAF have stuck their necks out on this deal. Their hands had better be clean else disaster for IAF and to a certain extent even GoI. Their import fascination has already made them very very unpopular among the knowledgeable people.

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    Anonymous

    Rafale and Typhoon are the only 2 fighter planes which successfully passed the strenuous trials performed by the IAF. All other aircrafts had significant failures during these tests.

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    Anonymous

    IAF, Indian MOD should buy mix of F-15 Silent Eagle & F-18 Super Hornet E/F. American fighters are cost effective, battle proven, got best avionics & AESA radar than any European fighters.

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    Suren Singh Sahni

    Domestic production is impossible. We simply do not have the infrastructure creativity knowledge experience and equipment. Teja project since 1980s yet to leave the nest. Best scientists and technology experts work in foreign markets due to corruption .

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    Anonymous

    When 129 F-35 cost only 14.1 billion dollor then I do not understand why India is buying Rafael for 20 billion dollors ??

    http://news.investors.com/112114-727693-lockheed-pentagon-sign-new-f35-fighter-jet-deal.htm?ven=taboolacp&src=aurlhcx&utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=ndtv

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    Anonymous

    All of you have been ta;king about cost effectiveness, why France could not sell to others, American fighters, gripen etc. But you fail to realise that the French Mirage2000 saved the Kargil war..

    Easy to sit on the computer & post something without realising the technologies & freindliness and realibility of equipments.

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