Reliance only 10% offset partner in Rafale: Dassault

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NEW DELHI Dassault Aviation CEO
Eric Trappierhas mentioned that the corporate’s three way partnership with Reliance in Nagpur represents only about 10 per cent of the offset obligations in the deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France and it’s in negotiations with a few hundred Indian corporations to fulfill the necessities underneath the Defence Procurement Procedure of the Indian authorities.

“Dassault Aviation decided to set up the DRAL joint venture with Reliance and build a plant in Nagpur, which should enable us to meet about 10 per cent of these offset obligations. We are in negotiations with about a hundred Indian Companies and partnerships have already been concluded with about thirty of them,” Trappier mentioned in an interview to AFP.

He once more made it clear that Dassault Aviation, which manufactures the Rafale jets, selected its offset partner. Trappier mentioned Dassault Aviation workouts technical and industrial management over the operations, making use of its requirements and its flexibility.

“This JV will produce parts for the Falcon 2000 and Rafale. The choice of the Nagpur site was dictated by the availability of land with direct access to an airport runway,” he mentioned.

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