India's French Rafale fighter jet order set for huge spike
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French defence sources said last week that was unlikely to be met but voiced confidence it would finally be done, a stance echoed by Khurshid on his visit to Paris.
"We know good French wine takes time to mature and so do good contracts," Khurshid said after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
"The contract details are being worked out. A decision has already been taken, just wait a little for the cork to pop and you'll have some good wine to taste."
Dassault and the French government are hoping that India's decision will have a positive influence on other potential buyers of the Rafale, who include Brazil, which is in the market for 36 planes, Canada, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.