Rafale Gives Presentation at Centre Val de Loire on India’s Aeronautical Sector

The contacts made and the discussions held during this event defined a roadmap for the French SMEs.

On November 24, Dassault Aviation, Safran and Thales, which together make up Rafale International, were invited by the Centre Val de Loire Regional Council and AEROCENTRE to the aeronautical forum being held in Tours, to present its creation of an industrial aeronautical sector in India, as part of the ‘Make in India’ offsets program for the RAFALE India contract.

To an audience of more than fifty French SMEs attending this Business to Business event, the Rafale International partners presented their contribution to the Make in India policy as part of the Rafale Offset program and presented the potential opportunities for French SMEs to also invest and set up production activities in India.

By reinforcing Franco-Indian cooperation regarding SMEs in the Defense aeronautical sector and by encouraging and supporting French SMEs coming to India as part of the offsets program for the Rafale Contract signed in September 2016, this initiative will help set up an industrial ecosystem that will be of benefit to both French and Indian partners.


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