On 28/3/15 Anil Ambani registered Reliance Defence.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the Indian government will purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets from of Dassault Aviation SA of France after years of disputing over the deal. The terms and conditions of the agreement have yet to be finalized, Modi said at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande. “Government of India conveyed to the government of France that in view of the critical operational necessity for Multirole Combat Aircraft for Indian Air Force (IAF), government of India would like to acquire 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible,” Modi and Hollande said in a joint statement.Mint Anil Ambani was present in Paris with the PM when the PM made that announcement  The deal comes with a 50% offset clause which means that Indian companies will get businesses worth over 3 billion euros or close to Rs 22,500 crores.



July 30

Modi government cancels the earlier RFP for procurement of 126 Fighter Aircrafts.


India on Friday concluded an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of €7.87 billion, the first fighter aircraft deal since the purchase of Sukhois from Russia in the late 90’s.

The deal was signed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian. Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO, was also present. The deal comes after 17 months of tough negotiations since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision in April 2015 for direct purchase of the jets in fly-away condition, citing “critical operational necessity” of the IAF.



Mumbai: French company Dassault Aviation SA will invest €100 million (around Rs760 crore) in its joint venture with Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group to manufacture components for its aircraft. The joint venture’s production comes under the offset clause of the Rafale fighter jets deal signed by India and France last year. Under that agreement, France sold 36 Rafale jets to India for Rs 59,000 crore; in return, French companies involved in the manufacture of the aircraft have to invest 50% of the amount in India’s defence manufacturing ecosystem and making components locally.

“We expect…over a period of time, India to be the global manufacturer of Falcon aircraft,” said Ambani at the event. “Over a period of time, the entire aircraft will be made in India.”He said that the group expected other firms such as Thales SA, MBD Design and other international companies to locate their facilities in the Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park.

Trappier of Dassault said that he had a target of selling about 1,000 Falcon jets over the next 10 years. He said that if the firm gets fresh orders for Rafale jets(apart from the 36 already ordered), then the  firm would consider assembling the aircraft in India.Livemint

The offset clause being 50 percent goes all the way upto 22500 crores

Effectively a 78 year old Government owned firm HAL  with decades long experience in Defense manufacturing has been cast aside for a private firm which is owned by the Ambani family which is close to Modi and  has reportedly funded PM Modis campaign

The first future Fighter jets produced in India wont come from the publicly funded 78 year old HAL it will come from the 2 year old Reliance firm

So who owns this Dassault  Aviation which is causing such a big political controversy ? The company was started by Marcel Dessault born Marcel Bloch Marcel Dassault (born Marcel Bloch; 1892 -1986) was a French aircraft industrialist. Bloch was born on 22 January 1892 in Paris.Both of his parents were Jewish.

While Rothschild owns “Left Wing” Newspaper the Libération – Dassault owns “conservative” daily Le Figaro All views covered

In 1919, Bloch married Madeleine Minckes, the daughter of a wealthy Jewish family of furniture dealers. They had two sons, Claude and Serge. Marcel Dassault died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, in 1986 and was buried in the Passy Cemetery in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Serge Dassault, Marcel’s son, became CEO of Avions Marcel Dassault, which was restructured as Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault, reflecting its broader interests. In 1990, the aviation division was renamed Dassault Aviation.

In Februrary 2017 Serge Dassault was convicted of money laundering and tax evasion and was fined 2.2 million Euros by a court in France

In October 2017  Dassault Aviation and two other French aerospace companies were fined a combined 227 million euros ($268 million) in Taiwan, settling what sources familiar with the case have described as a 25-year-old dispute over an arms sale. Warplane maker Dassault said it had been fined 134 million euros, while radar supplier Thales said it was due to pay 64 million and engine maker Safran said it accounted for 29 million. French arms firms fined 227 mln euros in Taiwan dispute

Transparency International, has ranked French company Dassault Aviation among the world’s least transparent defence companies, with the lowest monitoring of ethical violations and corruption. Transparency International has ranked Dassault Aviation in “Band F”, the lowest grading, alongside 56 other companies like Pakistan Ordnance Factories, King Abdullah II Design and Development, and a raft of Chinese and Russian arms companies.

When Narendra Modi Anil Ambani and Dassault Aviation got together ………………it would be unusual if scams didnt happen

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