The Supreme Court told on Friday that how the deal was done for the 126 rafale jets of the UPA, 18 out of which were in flight conditions and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) had to make the rest under the license, in 2016 the NDA Replaced by the government – which went on to the 36 fully loaded jet + with Reliance Aerospace Ltd as an Indian offset partner.
The Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the requirement for the purchase of 126 medium multilayer fighters (MMRCA) on June 29, 2007, in which 18 flyaway aircraft (equivalent to a single squadron), the original with the remaining 108 jet Equipment will be obtained from the manufacturer. To be distributed within a period of 11 years from the date of signing the contract, HAL has to be manufactured under license. Six vendors submitted proposals in April 2008 and they were subjected to technical and regional assessment.
Commercial bids were opened in November 2011 and in December 2012 Desmond Aviation was declared the lowest bidder. “After that, the talks started and continued but without any final result. Meanwhile, in the middle of mid-2014 there was a change in political dispute at the center,” the SC said. The Center told the scheduled castes that HAL would require 2.7 times more man-hours than the French side to build the Raffle aircraft and the issues of Dassault venture contractual obligations for 108 aircraft manufactured by HAL remain unresolved for three years.
“Such delays have impacted the cost of acquisitions, because the proposal was with ‘built-in growth’ and was influenced by the euro-rupee exchange rate variants. SC said that the process of RFP (request for purchase) Starting March 2015. “On April 10, 2015, an Indo-French Joint Statement for the Acquisition of 36 Rafale Jets, through the Inter-Governmental Agreement Security was and it was approved by the DAC. In June 2015 the RFP for 126 rafale jets was finally withdrawn. Talks were taken and the process was completed after inter-ministerial consultation with the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security.