BANGALORE, Feb 7 (Reuters) - State-owned Hindustan
Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is actively talking to India's defence
ministry for an assembly role in the Rafale combat jet contract
that New Delhi is looking to sign, Chairman R.K Tyagi said.
India picked the Rafale combat jet, made by Dassault
Aviation, for exclusive negotiations over a year ago
after a hotly contested bidding war with rival manufacturers,
but is still to finalize the 126-aircraft deal.
(Reporting by Ananthalakshmi Ananthsankar; Editing by Jeremy