By Dr Anantha Krishnan M
Bengaluru, Feb 16: Union Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said on Monday that India would only accept best Rafales fighters, but refused to put a timeline as to when the deal would finally come out of the ‘foggy weather.’
To a specific question from OneIndia, posed on the sidelines of the inauguration of Aero India International Seminar (Aerospace: Vision 2020), at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bengaluru, the minister made it categorical that the government would insist on the full transfer of technology from Dassault, the makers of Rafale.
“We would like to have the 'same standard' of what is being produced in France,” the minister said. He said efforts are on to thrash out the ‘pending concerns,’ which according to him cannot be termed as ‘issues.’ He refused to comment when asked whether one of the concerns were that of the ‘build standards’ of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
* Favours early appointment of CDS
* A new-look DPP soon
* OROP soon
* Aero India International Seminar goes live
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