NEW DELHI, January 12. /TASS/. India will make a decision on whether or not to purchase French Rafale fighters by April this year, when India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes on a visit to France and Germany, the Times of India edition wrote Monday.
According to a source in the country's Defense Ministry, the sides have been trying to reach an agreement on guarantee maintenance of India-assembled fighters for a year. The French side insists on raising the price of the fighter jets in case maintenance is provided by them. The price of the jets has already risen from the initial $10 billion to over $20 billion, runs the article.