India had requested to advance the delivery schedule of Rafale fighter jets.
In response to this demand by India, Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of these jets have stated that it was not possible as the jets have to be customised.
India ordered 36 jets last year from France and deliveries are scheduled between 2019 and 2022.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had earlier said that they would request France to speed up deliveries further if possible.
Under the terms of the contract, Dassault will begin training Indian pilots and technicians in operating the jets next year.
Dassault will also bid for the Navy’s tender for at least 57 carrier based aircraft
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