Visit to Paris, the Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs has shown encouraging the purchase of 126 Rafale Dassault Aviation. "Good French wines take time to mature, it is the same for good contracts," and said the diplomat.
While some doubt on the conclusion of the contract in March Rafale in India , the Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs has sought reassurance on Thursday January 10. Visit to Paris, and after a meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius, Salman Khurshid has thus launched a metaphor wine to relax the atmosphere.
"Wait a little jump the plug and you have a good wine to taste"
"Good French wines take time to mature, it is the same for good deeds" , said the diplomat before continuing: "A decision has already been made, the details of the contract are being examined. Wait a little jump the plug and you have a good wine to taste " .
For its part, Laurent Fabius said that "the final decision belongs to the Indian Government in its sovereignty" . "But from what I am told my colleague Minister of India things are progressing well, and I can confirm support full and the French government vis-à-vis the Rafale is an exceptional aircraft " , he said.
A long wait
India opted in January 2012 for the Rafale from Dassault Aviation, to the detriment of Typhoon built by the Eurofighter consortium formed groups British BAE Systems , European EADS and Italian Finmeccanica . The country then began negotiations to conclude the contract plans to equip the Indian army of 126 combat aircraft.
In March 2012, Dassault had felt able to conclude the sale to India of the Rafale by the following six months, arguing that the Indians will move quickly on the issue.