India Noted Price Attractiveness of Su-30 as Compared to Rafale
Indian Foreign Ministry noted the price attractiveness and reliability of the Russian multi-role fighters Su-30 in comparison with the French Rafale.
Sputnik received this information from Minister of State for External Affairs of India Vijay Kumar Singh. Earlier, Indian media reported that the Ministry of Defence of India may refuse to purchase 126 fighters Rafale for the Air Force, which won the tender in 2012, and instead to buy Russian Su-30MKI.
Among the reasons that led the Indian defense establishment to think about the refusal of Rafale purchase are the increased value of the contract, as well as the reluctance of France to transfer technology to the Indian part, RIA Novosti reported.