外文标题：India, France close to sealing $15bn Rafale deal
NEW DELHI: An Indian defence spokesman says India is close to finalizing a deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter planes for about 12 billion euros ($15 billion). It would be France's first foreign sale of the combat-tested planes.
France and French manufacturer Dassault Aviation have been trying for years to sell the jets abroad.
French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is currently visiting India.
Defense spokesman Sitanshu Kar said on Tuesday that defence minister Manohar Parrikar met his French counterpart on Monday.
印度国防部发言人Sitanshu Kar周二表示，国防部长Manohar Parrikar前一天会见了法国同行。
Kar said the two ministers discussed all defence issues between the two countries and decided to resolve all outstanding issues, including Rafale, quickly.
A French defence official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, also confirmed that the two defence ministers agreed to accelerate negotiations.
I hope it is for the last time we are importing such plane .Next order will be baged by DRDO. COME ON DRDO MAKE IT.
Good, now for rafaels to start crashing, we are done with sukhois!
Dr.Anant Gautam (bangalore)
hearing this since 2years....will see wen final contract is inked
Veevaeck Swami ()
dunno if it is worth investing in planes from France..hopefully this deal won't let us down
Azad hind (Unknown)
Very good, go ahead and get the fighters soon
Manoj Kumar (Agra)
very good... india needs new generation fighter jets...
Sandeep Chaudhary (New Delhi, India)
indian defence will be much stronger..
great decision making ... good job bjp.
Anthony Morais (Internet)
We need to be able to make, maintain and upgrade top of the line jet fighters in a cost effective way otherwise we will not be a match for the PAF, leave alone the Chinese Air Force. Why because China supplies Pakistan and both are our envious neighbours. It is very likely that with stolen technology, China may edge out even the US before long.
Kumar D (PH)
The biggest defense deal of recent times. 126 aircrafts for Euro 12 billion looks too costly.