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100 jets order required to build Rafael in India:Dassault.

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New Delhi:21/2:(odiannews):French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation on Wednesday said it would be in a position to set up a production line for Rafale jets in the country only if India placed an order for at least 100 fighters. Interacting with reporters on the opening day of Aero India 2019, Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier said the current order for 36 planes was not enough for the plane maker to set up a production line or manufacture Rafale parts in India.“An order for 100 jets is required for setting up a production line. That is the business plan,” he said Dassault Reliance Aerospace Ltd (DRAL) has built cockpit sections and fuel tanks of Falcon 2000 business jets at Nagpur but the company has no plans to manufacture Rafale parts if India caps the order at 36. DRAL, Dassaults, joint venture (JV) with Anil Ambanis, Reliance Group, plans to assemble Falcon 2000 business jets at its Nagpur facility by early 2022 for international customers.