Geez, people still wanting to play down Rafale's clear victory(ies)? I think the Indian MRCA race puts the nail in the coffin.... this bird is the best that has come out of European stables in recent times
There were plenty of indications before such as the ATLC exercises, the Singapore, Brazil and Korea competitions.
As such, logic dictates that unless an AF wants a lightweight fighter the Gripen does not stand a chance vs. the twin engined E'canards. And between these two, even discounting the many sources that put the Rafale ahead A2A, the strike role is without argument, played better by the French bird.
Lets move on....
Any news regarding the UAE deal? I'd like to think that their Mirages would be transferred to the IAF since the latter has spent an extraordinary amount in upgrading it's mirages and buying infrastructure/tech for their upkeep.