|US Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Snyder|
Apparently putting to rest questions over technology transfer negotiations being one of the bumps slowing progress in the big jet deal, the Indian government today told Parliament that Dassault's technology transfer offer was 'compliant to the requirements specified in the RFP'. Here's Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's full statement:
The process of negotiations with the L-1 vendor, M/s Dassault Aviation of France for procurement of Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) is on. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for procurement of MMRCA included a full section on Transfer of Technology (ToT) requirements. The offer of M/s Dassault Aviation for ToT is compliant to the requirements specified in the RFP.