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Can Boeing's Super Hornet pull off a surprise victory in the Indian Navy's fighter jet competition?

12th May 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Seoul


The maritime Rafale has some edge over the Super Hornet from an interoperability and training perspective but the competition is not over. (Photo: French Navy)

As India's economy continues to face challenges, the stakes are high for Boeing and Dassault in the Indian Navy's fighter jet competition as industry still awaits a decision.

‘An Indian armed forces contingent will take part in the parade alongside French forces,' said French President Emmanuel Macron in a statement published early May, shortly after he announced the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to France’s traditional military parade.

Modi has accepted the invitation as the guest of honour and will attend the event held during Bastille Day on 14 July.

Macron said Modi’s visit would coincide with the 25th anniversary of the ‘strategic partnership’ between the two countries.

The announcement is reminiscent of the Indian prime minister’s maiden 2015 visit to Paris when he announced

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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