The deal to purchase 126 Rafales is now "95 percent completed," with the French company working with the Indian authorities to review thousands of contract pages.
India is Dassault Aviation's first export client.
Dassault sees Indian work on the Mirage as helping prepare the ground for the proposed local assembly of Rafales. The Indian partner, HAL, will continue the modernization contract for the remaining 49 Mirages.
HAL would be the local co-contractor for assembling the Rafale. defensenews