Dassault Aviation Looks for New Partnership Options in India

PARIS (France), April 24, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images

Dassault Aviation looks for new partnership options in India, so for that purpose and within a 4-day business tour last week, it held its first meeting of the executive committee in New Delhi (India) on 19th April 2018. This was announced by the Company on 23rd April, reported Defense News.

The French aircraft builder stated that “The gathering of the committee illustrates the company’s commitment to pave the way towards building up an Indian aero-defense manufacturing ecosystem, matching the highest standards in this field and positioning India as an industrial supplier reference in the global aerospace market.”

The meeting of the executive committee of Dassault Aviation was held in India aiming to fulfil the requirements of the initiatives of the country “Make in India” and “Skill India”.

Except Dassault Aviation, other sixty French companies also participated in the 4-day tour in India last week in search for industrial partnerships and had conversations with representatives of local companies. The visit was arranged by the Aerospace Trade Body of France – Gifas. The business tour included the towns of Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, and Nagpur, according to information shared by Dassault.

In 2015, Dassault established a joint venture (Dassault Reliance Aerospace) with the local company Reliance Industries.

In 2016 the French builder won a contract in India at the amount of some €7.89 billion (U.S. $9.7 billion) for 36 Rafale fighters and it hopes to be awarded another Indian order again for the Rafale.