Anil Ambani's Reliance Group Denies Of Receiving Rafale Deal From Defence Ministry

| August 12 , 2018 , 20:04 IST

As the opposition political parties are continuously attacking BJP led government over the Rafale fighter aircraft deal with France, Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence Ltd denied of receiving any contract of Rafale aircraft from the Defence Ministry, media reported on Sunday

According to reports in media, Reliance Defence Ltd CEO, Rajesh Dhingra has said, "Reliance Defence or any other Reliance group company has not received any contract from the Ministry of Defence till date, related to 36 Rafale aircraft. This is absolutely unfounded and incorrect."

Reliance Group has also described all the allegations are 'Unfounded and incorrect' and being made to mislead people. The group has answered numerous questions ranging from lack of experience to HAL being overlooked to give the deal.

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The Dassault had chosen Reliance Defence Ltd to meet its offset or export obligation in the contract and Ministry of Defence has no role in the selection of Indian partners by the foreign vendors, said Reliance group. 

Dhingra also said deal requires all 36 aircraft are to be supplied in 'fly-way' condition which means they are to be exported from France by Dassault. HAL or any other agency cannot be the production agency as no aircraft are to be made in India. 

The Congress party have been continuously accusing BJP over Rafale deal and alleging that HAL was sidelined to benefit Reliance group.