"Has the money trial in the Rafale corruption scam come to light? Is Prime Minister Modi acting as a middleman for his friend AA....Is the one and only chowkidaar 'chor' (thief) and has he been caught red handed," Randeep Surjewala asked.
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.
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.
In New Delhi, a Congress delegation met Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and sought a thorough scrutiny of the Rafale deal, alleging that it caused loss to the exchequer and endangered national security.
"Two companies will work together in the field of ammunition amongst others, with projected minimum requirement of Rs 20,000 crore over next 10 years from Indian armed forces," Reliance Defence Ltd (RDL) said in a statement.