Rafale jet fighters on the assembly line in Dassault Aviation’s factory in Merignac, France. (Photo Courtesy: Reuters)
Rafale jet fighters on the assembly line in Dassault Aviation’s factory in Merignac, France. (Photo Courtesy: Reuters)(Photo Courtesy: Reuters)
  • 1. What Are Rafale Jets?
  • 2. How Did India Zero-in On Rafale Jets?
  • 3. Why The Delay in Finalising the Deal?
  • 4. So, How Much Do The Jets Cost Now?
Explained: Decoding India’s Endless Wait For Rafale Jets

The Congress and BJP are once again at loggerheads over the cost of India’s largest defence procurement deal – the Rafale deal. Proposed in 2007 and inked in 2016, the wait for the Rafale fighter jets has spanned over a decade. In the meantime, the Governments of India and France have changed, and so have terms of the contract signed – and allegedly the prices too.

What are the terms of the Rafale deal? Why the massive delay in procuring the jets from France? How much does the contract cost India?

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