Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, urged talks on possible sale of Eurofighter jets to India and, on a visit to New Delhi on Thursday.
The prospect came up during a discussion between Leyen and her Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar, on submarines cooperation. “I talked of Eurofighter and [HDW] submarines in my discussions with Mr. Parrikar,” Ms. Leyen told The Hindu. “I again conveyed to the defence minister the interest of the Eurofighter nations in continuing talks, should the Indian side be interested,” she added.
PM Narendra Modi made a deal in France last month to buy 36 Rafale jets, which knocked out the possibility of buying The Eurofighter, made by Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain.