SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)
French government is relieved after Rafale fighter jet got its first export order from Egypt. Egypt has decided to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets and many French military experts believe that India has lost its bargaining power now and India will have to blink first now on MMRCA deal standoff currently engaged between India and France in possible sale of 126 Rafale jet to Indian air force .
French media is already speculating that Second export order from Qatar on the possible purchase of 36 Rafale jet is already in final stages and deal might be cracked in next dew days while Qatari news agencies have said talks are nowhere near final stage of talks as reported by french media. ISIS threats have put many middle eastern countries on High Alert and french government believes there will be better export chances of Rafale fighter jets now and have also opened talks with UAE.
Russian “Rosoboronexport ” in principal has agreed to supply Additional Sukhoi-30MKI if India asks for it and talks between India and France collapses . India likely will take final call by March 2015 according to India media reports . Russia and France are in standoff on issue of supplying Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia and India seems to be have caught up in middle of clashes between two countries .