The Rafale Deal between India and France has put all the stakeholders in massive pressure including the Indian Government led by PM Modi, Anil Ambani from Reliance Defence and the French Government. After former French president Francois Hollande made shocking revelations that the Indian government proposed the name of Reliance Defence to partner in the Rafale jet deal, the French government are trying to douse the fire.
“The French government is in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners who have been, are being, or will be selected by French companies,” a statement by the French government said. A lost of pointers summarized by the Indian Media.
- The statement said French companies have complete freedom to choose Indian partner companies in the Rafale deal. “In accordance with India’s acquisition procedure, French companies have the full freedom to choose the Indian partner companies that they consider to be the most relevant, then present for the Indian government’s approval the offsets projects that they wish to execute in India with these local partners so as to fulfil their obligations in this regard,” it said.