An inside doc of Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale fighters that India is shopping for from France, exhibits the aerospace main choosing Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence because the offset associate in India was a “trade-off” for the 36 jet deal, in line with a report by French investigative journal Mediapart.
The Mediapart article says the doc exhibits a high Dassault official, Loik Segalen had defined to its workers on 11th May, 2017, that the three way partnership was a “trade-off”, that was “imperative and mandatory” to win the Rafale deal.
NDTV tried contacting Dassault concerning the report, however thus far there was no response.
Former French president Francois Hollande had claimed in an interview to Mediapart final month that the Indian authorities had proposed Reliance Defence because the associate within the Rafale deal and France didn’t have a alternative. Dassault had then clarified that the choice to associate with Reliance Defence was their very own. Read extra