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India begins process to procure around 110 fighter jets for IAF

India begins process to procure around 110 fighter jets for IAF

According to the report published in Bloomberg, The entire deal could be worth at least for $15 billion procuring 110 fighter jets, out which 85 would be single jets and rest would be twin engine jets.

A Request for Information (RFI) was issued on Friday for the procurement stating that majority of these will be indigenously made in collaboration with foreign manufacturers under the strategic partnership model and the "Make in India" policy. In what reiterates the government's commitment to Make in India, 85 per cent of the 110 fighters will be made in India. The remaining 93-94 aircraft must be built in India by a "strategic partner/Indian production agency (SP/IPA)". Though the RFI said approximately 110 aircraft are being procured, Defence Ministry officials put the number at 114 jets.

The jets should fall under the category of multi-role combat aircraft capable of carrying out roles like air superiority, air defence, air to surface operations, reconnaissance, maritime operations and air refuelling.

"Modi Scam Alert! 15 Billion $ fighter jet deal re-tendered". With talks stalling over price and quality guarantees, New Delhi scrapped the purchase in 2015. The country's air force and navy require as many as 400 single- and double-engine combat aircraft, according to the government.

The urgent need for fighters has also been necessitated by the phasing out of Russian MiG fighters - India's mainstay.

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At present, the IAF has 32 squadrons (one squadron has 18-20 planes) while it needs at least 45 squadrons of fighter jets as numerous existing fighter jets in the IAF inventory like MIG-21 and MIG-27s are in the last stages of their operational life.

India seems to have relented on the clause of "Make in India" for the Rafale deal.

The competition could include the firms that had competed for the earlier Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) project that was subsequently scrapped and 36 Rafale jets are being acquired instead.

It may be noted that the IAF is fighting a depleting squadron strength. against a sanctioned strength of 42, the IAF has an operational strength of about 31.

In September 2016, India had signed an Euro 7.87 billion (approx Rs 59,000 crore) deal with the French government for purchase of 36 Rafale twin-engine fighter jets.

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