What is that story of GtoG nego with Germany ?There's a reason the tender for a Type 210 replacement was cancelled and exclusive government-to-government negotiations with Germany were established - France is too inflexible. Unwilling to meet our requirements for joint development. Unwilling to meet our requirements for joint production. Unwilling to meet our requirement for alternative subsystems. France offered the Scorpene and basically said "take it or leave it". We left it due to their inflexibility.
France too inflexible? you were free not to ink the agreement. If you did it, it's because the deal was ok for you. There were others alternatives then.
First time I heard that about this deal. It sould like a fake news.