French report: Dassault Documents says, picking Reliance Defense as Rafael partner was ‘mandatory’


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“A 32-page complaint has been submitted under the prevention of corruption act and urged the CBI to open a probe.”

 

From the report of the Mediapart it has been confirmed that the French maker of the Rafael jets, Dassault Aviation, viewed the choice of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defense as an offset partner, as imperative and mandatory.

Mediapart is an independent French investigation journal. In an article published on October 10, it cited an internal Dassault Aviation document to conclude that the French company viewed the Ambani alliance as essential to striking the deal.

The publication obtained a copy of a compte-rendu – or report – based on a meeting on 11 May 2017, at which Chief Operating Officer Loik Segalen “effectively represented” Reliance Defence as the counterparty to the sales contract.

He told staff representatives that it was “imperative and mandatory” for Dassault Aviation to accept this counterparty “to obtain the export contract for Rafale India,” he said, according to the document.

 

‘No Response from Dassault Aviation’

The latest revelations follow Mediapart’s explosive conversation with former French President Francoise Hollande in September when he suggested that it was the Indian government that had proposed Anil Ambani’s company as the offset partner for the 7.87 billion euro deal to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets.

He told the journal that his government had no “choice” in the selection of Reliance Defence, owned by the Mr. Ambani, and that they had taken the “interlocutor that was given to us.”

Both the latest revelations and Mr. Hollande’s comments run contrary to the narrative presented by the Indian government that it was Dassault Aviation that had chosen Reliance Defence as its offset partner. Following Mr. Hollande’s comments the Defence Ministry insisted that neither government “had any say in the commercial decision.”

Earlier this month Arun Shourie, former Union Minister, and lawyer Prashant Bhushan submitted a 32-page complaint under the Prevention of Corruption Act, and further documents, and urged the Central Bureau of Investigation to open a probe.

The complaint alleges that days before the new deal was signed Dassault had been in the final stages of negotiation for 126 aircraft, and that a proposal for HAL to be Dassault’s partner in India for manufacturing through the transfer of technology was on the table.


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