On January 31, 2012, Dassault Aviation's Rafale won the bid to supply the Indian Air Force with 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft. The multi-billion dollar 'deal of the century' has since languished over price negotiations. Rahul Bedi explains how 'miscellaneous' factors have posed a major hurdle in negotiating the Rafale deal. The Rafale fighter aircraft. Credit: Dassault Avaiation There is a delicious, albeit hugely expensive, irony involving the ongoing negotiations to procure 126 ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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