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No scandal in Rafale deal, says Dassault CEO; defends role for Reliance

Asked why Dassault had partnered Reliance despite that company's lack of experience in making defence equipment, Trappier said: "Yes. But I have the experience. I am transferring this know-how and experience to the Indian team.

Analysing complaint seeking Rafale probe: French prosecutor

“Sherpa sent a letter to the National Public Prosecutor’s Office (PNF) conveying information from the Indian press by drawing the attention of the PNF to this case,” spokesperson for the French National Public Prosecutor’s office has said.


Rafale deal: French NGO demands probe from French National Prosecutor

The complaint was lodged at the end of October with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office, seeking an investigation into the circumstances under which 36 combat aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation were sold by France to India in 2016.

CEO of Dassault counters Rahul: I don’t lie... new Rafale 9% cheaper

Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier Tuesday reiterated that his company had chosen Reliance as an offset partner, and denied allegations of corruption in the Rafale jet deal with India saying it was a "clean deal".

Freely chose Reliance as offsets partner: Dassault Aviation

Dassault countered a report by French news portal Mediapart which had cited a Dassault document of May 2017 claiming that the Rafale manufacturer had told its workers it was “imperative and mandatory” to choose Reliance Defence as its offsets partner.

Ask UPA Defence minister why he wrote ‘something probably not alright’ with Rafale deal file: Nirmala Sitharaman

Without naming the Defence minister under the previous government, Nirmala Sitharaman said the note was written before the government went out of power in 2014.


Rafale deal: France rejects bank guarantee, awaits India’s reply

The initial French offer for the 36 fighters made by Dassault Aviation was for around Euro 10.5 billion, following which the Indian side asked for a 30 per cent cut.

Rafale deal with France ‘weeks’ in making

Officials also revealed that a decision in this regard had been taken “weeks ago”.

Air Marshal Arup Raha to be the next IAF chief

59-year-old Raha is expected to have a tenure of three years as the Chief of Air Staff.

IAF dismisses Wing Commander for demanding Rs 20,000 bribe from French firm

Wing Commander had demanded bribe at the Aero India show in Bangalore.