The chief executive of Dassault Aviation on Tuesday said the company was still in discussions with India over the possible purchase of additional twin-engine Rafale fighter jets, on top of the 36 ones India ordered in 2016.
Eric Trappier told Reuters that a separate tender by India for a single-engine fighter jet was independent of the Rafale order and would not impact the negotiations.
"These are different projects," Trappier said on the sidelines of a defence forum in the southern French city of Toulon. "We`re talking about additional jets. Nothing is decided, but we`re not going to stop at 36."
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