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Fabius : "our proposal still stands, but the decision is Brazilian."
I am sure that our government conducted technological and financial analysis with the greatest rigour. The negotiations are progressing successfully.
“I wouldn’t say that the MMRCA tender is a closed issue. We have information that the tender is still up in the air,”
The sides have so far failed to reach agreement on these issues,
"There have been discussions between German and Indian officials and I can say that this is not a closed book yet,'' said Schockenoff, a close aide of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is in India on a four-day visit.
"As far as I know, there is not yet a commercial order committed by the Indian government. The Eurofighter manufacturers are working again on the offer and this is a subject of negotiations between the European consortium and the Indian government,'' he added.
"We are not talking to anyone except Dassault Aviation whose Rafale aircraft has been selected as the lowest bidder in the multi-billion dollar contract".
Another reputed source told idrw.org that “There has been no backdoor level talks going on with any losing competitor ” and went on to remind us that Russian offer of Mig-35 had failed in Technical evaluation level and failed miserably to be even considered as an option if talks with Dassault fails for any reason. next choice will be European EADS ( Eurofighter ) but we are not talking to them on this matter yet .
On the Indo-French Rafale deal, Browne said that the bilateral negotiation process is now half-way through and is expected to pick up later this month. “I have flown the aircraft and we all are satisfied and happy with the aircraft. We hope the deal will be completed by the end of the financial year.”
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