The Indian Express on Monday reported that Ambani had, about a fortnight before Prime Minister Modi announced the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from France, visited then French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s office in Paris and met his top advisers.
The Indian Express report states that Ambani met then French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s office in Paris and had a meeting with his top advisors, in the fourth week of March 2015, about a fortnight before PM Modi announced the Rafale deal.
The list, released by the state government on Tuesday, however, does not include Anil Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) who has been at the centre of the Rafale spat between the Congress and the Modi government.
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Mumbai, Jan 11 (ANI): Reliance Defence has signed an accord with Andhra Pradesh Government to set up a naval facility along the country’s coast with an initial investment of Rs.50 billion. Reliance Defence, a unit of billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure, plans to build submarines and aircraft carriers as well as to provide services including maintenance and refitting of ships at the facility. Reliance Chairman Ambani cited estimates saying the Indian navy could spend nearly 200 billion rupees annually over the next 15 years on acquisitions and fleet modernisation of submarines and aircraft carriers.