The RAFALE program is definitely mature and sustainable.
The aircraft itself, delivered in the most recent and same standard as the one for the French armed forces ensures at the same time immediate operational effectiveness as well as the necessary growth potential to match the future challenges.
Both development and production aspects of the aircraft are on-track with funded contracts granted by the French Ministry of Defence.
Among the RAFALE to be delivered to the French armed forces, 180 aircraft have already been firmly ordered as of today, and their production is secured up to the year 2025, not to mention the export contracts.
Being fully sustainable, the RAFALE program does not need to be "rescued" with funding from another country. It offers a sound and no-risk frame for the long term and large scale Indian projects.