New Delhi, May 31: Chancellor Angela Merkel today made a strong pitch for German-led four-nation consortium EADS's Eurofighter Typhoon, shortlisted by India for a USD 10.4 billion defence deal, saying they have the "best product".
Maintaining that Germany would "wait, watch and see" the procurement process of Medium Weight-Multi Role Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA) and will not try to influence the procurement process, Merkel said, "we are convinced that we have the best product".
"With the Eurofighter we have made good proposals and want to intensify our relationship with India. The Eurofighter is the best product on offer," she told a joint press conference with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Defence Minister A K antony also held talks with his German counterpart Thomas de Maizere and explored ways to enhance defence cooperation.
Eurofighter Typhoon along with French Dassault Aviation's Rafale aircraft are in the race for bagging the multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal to procure 126 Medium Weight-Multi Role Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA). PTI