On his first official visit to India Tuesday, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar.
The two men declared that all differences on the sale would be resolved rapidly.
While disagreement over the price and delivery has slowed the process, the deal would be one of the world's biggest aeronautics contracts.
India is the world's number one weapons importer and is in the midst of upgrading its defence programme.
These Mirages would be of huge service to India, Ben Moores, senior analyst with IHS Aerospace & Defense Forecasting in London, told RFI.