Dassault – Reliance Aerospace Manufacturing Facility
On 27 October 2017, Eric Trappier, Chairman of Dassault Aviation and Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Group laid the foundation stone for the Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited manufacturing facility at Mihan, Nagpur in the presence of Ms. Florence Parly, Minister of Armed Forces of the French Republic, along with Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India and Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The Dassault-Reliance manufacturing facility ‘Dhirubhai Ambani Technology Park’ is located in the Mihan SEZ adjoining Nagpur International Airport. Under this Joint Venture (51% Reliance Infrastructure and 49% Dassault Aviation) the facility will manufacture several components of the offset obligation connected to the purchase of 36 Rafale fighters from France, signed between the two Governments in September 2016. DRAL will manufacture components for the Legacy Falcon 2000 Series of business jets manufactured by Dassault Aviation and thus become part of its Global Supply Chain.