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Procurement of  36 Rafale Fighter Aircraft 

An Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) along with Aircraft & Weapons Package Supply Protocols and Technical Arrangement were signed with the French Government on 23rd September, 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale aircraft in fly-away condition. The deliveries will commence from September, 2019.

An IGA for procurement of five Firing Units of S-400 Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) system along with associated equipment from Russia has been signed on 15th October, 2016. An IGA for the procurement of Kamov helicopters for Indian Air Force and Indian Army from Russia under ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category was signed on 24th December, 2015. The terms and conditions for supply of these equipment are to be negotiated with the Russian side.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Sushil Kumar Singh and Smt Kothapalli Geetha in Lok Sabha on November 18, 2016.

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