The ministry’s statement came a day after it tweeted that Hollande’s remarks would be “verified” and “reiterated that neither GoI nor French Govt had any say in the commercial decision”.
Former French president Francois Hollande said: “We didn’t have a say in that. It was the Indian government that proposed this service group (Reliance), and Dassault who negotiated with Ambani. We didn’t have a choice, we took the interlocutor who was given to us.”
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In response to a question about her likely reaction when Dassault informs her Ministry that it has chosen Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as an offset partner, Nirmala Sitharaman said that all procedures will be followed as applicable for any offset discharge.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has been in the news not only due to the Rafale controversy but also for her substantive interactions with her US and Chinese counterparts.
It will be only in September 2022 that the full complement of 36 Rafale aircraft will be available with IAF with the India-Specific Enhancements in place.
On January 24, 2016, Reliance Entertainment announced that it had entered into an agreement with Gayet’s firm, Rouge International, to jointly produce a French film.
An IDSA analysis argues that increase will lead to capital spending cuts elsewhere; way ahead lies in fixing imbalance in the defence budget.
A Court of Inquiry had been ordered against Major Leetul Gogoi following an altercation at a Srinagar hotel where he had shown up with a young woman and a man.
On August 28, 2017, after a 73-day face-off in Doklam, India and China announced disengagement of border personnel from the site. A year on, a look at the face-off, its resolution, and what has happened since.
The two sides also agreed to handle Doklam-like incidents with sensitivity and resolve them through greater interaction at lower levels in the military.
Colonel Amit Kumar was the legal officer who drafted the petition of Major Aditya Kumar, conferred the Shaurya Chakra this Independence Day.
India’s diplomatic outreach to Pakistan’s government (then in waiting) by presenting a cricket bat autographed by the Indian team had attracted a lot of global attention as a novel diplomatic gesture.
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Women are inducted in the armed forces only as officers and not in subordinate ranks, and currently, there are 1,561 women officers in the Army, 1,594 in the IAF and 644 in the Navy.
Sources in Defence Ministry told The Indian Express that a final decision has not been taken on the air show and an official announcement is expected within a week.
Malani — who is a Hindu — contested and won the NA-222 (Tharparkar-II) seat, where he held his ground against 14 candidates.
The military faceoff at Doklam between India and China started on June 16, 2017, when a Chinese road construction party tried to build a road in the Doklam region and was stopped by Indian troops from Doka La.
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