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The report referring to fmr French president Mr. Hollande's statement that GOI insisted upon a particular firm as offset partner for the Dassault Aviation in Rafale is being verified. It is reiterated that neither GoI nor French Govt had any say in the commercial decision. And Dassault did comment.
The French manufacturer issued a late-night statement on Friday proclaiming that it had opted for Reliance Group as an offset partner on its own accord and was not coerced by anyone in making that choice. We have a partnership with Reliance, part of the offset obligations of the Rafale deal.
It was our choice, we continue with our choice. Dassault Aviation and Reliance have built a plant in Nagpur for manufacturing parts for Falcon and Rafale aircraft.
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The Nagpur site was chosen because of the availability of land with direct access to an airport runway, an essential condition of aeronautic activities. The UPA had failed to close the deal before being voted out of power.
The French government also came out with a statement that seems to corroborate the line taken by the Indian government and Dassault Aviation and contradicts the comments of former President Hollande. I could not even imagine that there was any connection to a film by Julie Gayet. The government cannot decide on behalf of the contracting firm, nor mandate which IOP it should collaborate with.
Be that as it may, the government must come up with a clear, pointed and precise rebuttal of the charges made by the Opposition. It will be a shame if the much-needed fighter jet is grounded due to a political dogfight. Sep 23, Wikimedia Commons This irked Congress as there were lengthy negotiations between the then-UPA government and Dassault on prices and transfer of technology.
The party has also demanded answers from the government on why state-run aerospace major HAL was not involved in the deal. The Congress has also sought to know price details of the aircraft and how the rate per aircraft has gone up from Rs crore to Rs 1, crore.
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The government has refused to share the details, citing a secrecy clause of a pact between India and France. Furthermore, the Congress alleged the NDA government was benefitting the Reliance Defence Limited RDL through the Rafale deal as the company has set up a joint venture with Dassault Aviation to execute the offset obligation for the Rs 59, crore deal. The party alleged that Reliance Defence was formed just 12 days before the announcement of the Rafale deal by the prime minister on 10 April, However, RDL has rejected all the charges.
The delivery of the aircraft will begin from September On 3 October,RDL and Dassault Aviation announced a joint venture in the aerospace sector and a year later, foundation stone of a manufacturing facility was laid in Mihan, Nagpur. War of words over Rafale controversy in recent past Over the last three years, the Congress has been actively castigating the Modi government and accusing them of corruption, and trying to further the "interests" of a few businessmen.
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In February this year, when an Urdu daily reported that Gandhi, who met Muslim intellectuals, told them that the Congress was a party of Muslims, the BJP was quick to call the party trying to create a "partition-like situation" in the country. If you have the courage, in this Monsoon Session, please make a suo moto statement and reply to the nation about how the defence ministry has conducted the biggest scam under your nose," Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev had said.
On 20 July, during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, Gandhi launched a blistering attack at the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha and said, "I have no hesitation in saying that The French leader told him that there was no such pact, he claimed.
After his statement, France said a security agreement it concluded with India in legally binds the two countries to protect the classified information relating to operational capabilities of defence equipment. However, it did not specifically mention whether the classified information included details of the pricing, over which the Congress has made allegations. Speaking during the no-confidence motion, Modi responded to the Opposition's allegations of irregularities in the Rafale deal and said, "I could not imagine that the truth can be crushed like this and the country can be misled in such a manner.
It is unfortunate that both the countries had to issue statements on the issue. The issue is failing to cut much ice. It's a government-to-government agreement with no private group involved.