French Re-Enter Rafale Fighter to Indian Combat Aircraft Bid

20 May 2009 (Last Updated May 20th, 2009 18:30)

A French delegation is planning to re-enter its Rafale fighter plane in India's bid for acquiring 126 medium multirole combat aircraft. The plane had been eliminated from the bid since it did not qualify due to a mismatch between the equipment and add-ons Indian air force asked for and

A French delegation is planning to re-enter its Rafale fighter plane in India's bid for acquiring 126 medium multirole combat aircraft.

The plane had been eliminated from the bid since it did not qualify due to a mismatch between the equipment and add-ons Indian air force asked for and offerings by Rafale's manufacturer, Dassault.

Five other suppliers from the US, Sweden, Russia and Europe are also in the race.