Does India need Rafale?

Does India already have Rafale?

India has so far received 26 Rafale aircraft out of the 36 it has ordered from Dassault Aviation, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said Wednesday. “The delivery of 36 Rafale aircraft is proceeding as per schedule.

Is Rafale a failure?

The Rafale deal controversy is a political controversy in India related to the purchase of 36 multirole fighter aircraft for a price estimated at €7.87 billion(Rs. … On 14 December 2018 the Supreme Court upheld the Rafale deal, stating that no irregularities or corruption have been found.

Will IAF buy more Rafale?

Sources said that one thing is clear that the IAF is looking beyond just 36 additional Rafale, which will take it up to four squadrons of the aircraft. But the IAF needs more numbers to beef up its squadron strength, since the last time the force had 42 squadrons was in 2002.

Which countries use Rafale?

The Rafale has been used in combat over Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Iraq and Syria.

Dassault Rafale.

Rafale
Status In service
Primary users French Air and Space Force French Navy Indian Air Force Qatar Air Force
Produced 1986–present
Number built 237 as of 2021

How many Jaguar jets are there in India?

Air Force

Aircraft Origin In service
Combat Aircraft
Mirage 2000 France 49
SEPECAT Jaguar United Kingdom 120
MiG-21 Soviet Union 64
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Is Eurofighter better than Rafale?

Although the Rafale can carry more weapons that are connected to the 14 points of connection (and even nuclear weapons), Eurofighter carries something better weapons, especially in the case of air-to-air missiles.

Rafale vs Eurofighter.

CATEGORY DASSAULT RAFALE EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON
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Why can’t India make jet engines?

The country is yet to manufacture some of the most crucial components used in a jet engine and due to the lack of cooperation from foreign manufacturers, India’s quest for an indigenous jet engine was indefinitely prolonged.