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After Rahul Gandhi's Interaction, HAL Is Not Happy With Politicisation Of Its Employees

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| October 14 , 2018 , 12:36 IST

A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi's interaction with present and past employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Saturday, the state-run aerospace company regretted politicisation of its employees and said that it would be detrimental to the interest of the organisation, media reported on Sunday.

"Today's attempt at the politicisation of the employees is a fad and regrettable development and will be detrimental to the interest of the organisation, its employees as well as national security," the HAL official told PTI in the statement.

The statement did not specifically refer to Gandhi's interaction with the HAL employees.

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In the interaction with former and past employees on Saturday, Gandhi had accused Prime Minister Modi led government of destroying the strategic asset state-run aerospace company HAL.

"I don't see HAL as an ordinary company. I see it as a strategic asset," Gandhi said.

Gandhi has been accusing PM Modi government of benefiting Reliance Defence Ltd of Anil Ambani from the deal with demanding answers on why the HAL was not given the offsets deal as finalised during the UPA regime.

In 2012, the UPA government had chosen France from which to purchase the Rafale aircraft over the United States, Europe and Russia. The plan was to purchase 18 off-the-shelf jets from France's Dassault Aviation, with 108 others being assembled in India by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru.

The HAL has 70 years of experience in making defence equipment with no debt to pay.

On the other hand, Reliance Defence Limited owner Ambani has to pay a debt amount of Rs 40,000 crore.