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India’s pursuit of 114 Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA) in the “Mother of All Deals” is gaining momentum. France’s Dassault Aviation, known for its Rafale Marine, is at the forefront of this high-stakes endeavor. With a Letter of Request (LoR) in place and the contract signing expected in 2024, Rafale’s global demand is soaring. As an aircraft that can carry out a wide range of roles, Rafale’s success in the MRFA deal hinges on ‘Make in India’ commitments and the evolving Air Staff Qualitative Requirements (ASQRs). The IAF’s determination to bolster its combat capabilities and the intricate decision-making process make this a complex yet crucial journey.