Rafale jet deal between HAL, Dassault Aviation fell through as they had ‘serious disagreements’

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Dassault Aviation had some major disagreements due to which the negotiations between the two organisations collapsed over the Rafale fighter jet deal during the UPA era, official sources reportedly said on Thursday. According to an ANI report, HAL had written a letter to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2012 that detailed its differences with Dassault over workshare.

HAL sent another letter to the ministry in 2014 in which it highlighted another crucial issue that remained unresolved which was regarding responsibility sharing between Dassault and HAL for license manufacture of aircraft. Apart from that, the two organisations were also at loggerheads over the issue of the man hours needed for the manufacture of various components of the aircraft in HAL

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