Published by Nate Madie, Wednesday, June 04th 2014
Jaitley questions Hollande on Rafale deal
be surprised if the whole thing is being orchestrated. Photograph: ANI/Twitter
canada goose clearance sale Downplaying the allegations made by the Congress and former French President Francois Hollande statement that the Indian government played a role in finalising Reliance Defence as Dassault Aviation offset partner, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that some statements are made to create controversy and these do not have credibility. canada goose clearance sale
In an exclusive interview to ANI, Jaitley added Canada Goose Jackets that circumstances and fact prove these statements wrong.
Let us start with the latest revelation that has come. Former French President Francois Hollande said that the French government had no option but to go with Reliance in the offsets deal with Dassault. What would be your reaction to this?
It is a highly questionable statement for the reason that it goes contrary to all acquisition procedures. It goes contrary to not only what the government of India is saying, but what the French Canada Goose sale government is saying and what Dassault themselves are saying.
The procedures are, under this contract, the government of India purchased fully built canada goose coats up and weaponised aircrafts from Dassault in a government to government agreement. The aircraft are to be manufactured and weaponised in France. They will come straight to the Indian Air Force and canada https://www.gooseyou.com goose clearance sale will be used by them. Where is the question of Dassault having a partner in India? The partner is for manufacturing or for any other activity relating to these 36 aircraft (when) you require something to be done in India. There is absolutely nothing to be done in India, except that the government of India purchases them for the IAF. So when the former french president canada goose black friday sale uses the word partnership, I am afraid he doesn seem to remember what the basics of the contract were.
canada goose coats on sale Now let us come to the next part of the statement. After the purchase is made, under the 2005 policy of GoI created by the United Progressive Alliance government, originally they envisaged that if there is a contract worth X, 30 per cent of X is the investment that the Original Equipment Manufacturer/supplier will make in India, which means he will purchase to the extent of 30 per cent from Indian manufacturers. canada goose coats on sale
Not for Rafale or any other particular defence, he can even purchase non defence items as the investor may require. In this contract, it was raised to 50 per cent. So Dassault has to purchase after the supplies are made, and the supply will start in 2019.
So after 2020, Dassault will have to purchase equivalent to 50 per cent of the contract amount from India. Who they purchase from are not partners in the Rafale deal. They are offset suppliers. Dassault has said they have appointed one dozen offset suppliers or so from India, both in the private and public sectors. Merely because one company happens to be an Offset canada goose store supplier, how is that a scandal?
Some statements are made to create controversy and such statements do not have credibility. It is also a fact that circumstances and facts prove these statements wrong.
Canada Goose Outlet If we go by his (Hollande) statement, his version is that no option was given. Canada Goose Outlet
I afraid, if you look at the second statement he (Hollande) made on the sidelines of a conference in Montreal, which the AFP has released yesterday, he says, not aware of any pressure created by the GoI for this company. Only Dassault can tell you. The partners had selected themselves. The French government was not involved. But that canada goose deals correct. Neither the Indian nor French governments are involved.
Canada Goose sale It is for the supplier (Dassault) to select the partner, and they have selected not one but a dozen odd partners, therefore, in the second statement he says he was not aware of any pressure that was brought or any suggestions made. Canada Goose sale
In the second statement, he is contradicting the core of the first statement. Why was the first statement, which canada goose coats on sale is inaccurate and denied by the French government, Dassault and GoI, made? What was the need to make that statement? The only need I can think is he (Hollande) himself is under criticism from some quarters in France, I am not saying there is conflict of interest. For some alleged conflict of interest, the journalist who interviewed him said we are investigating that part, and therefore, it is very easy to get someone off your back and say didn do this, somebody else must have suggested it. The interview must be understood in this context, and when the same gentleman gives two versions within a period of 24 hours one version is we had no option and the second version is am not aware if pressure was brought, go buy canada goose jacket ask Dassault. The partners selected themselves, obviously, truth never has two versions.
Canada Goose Jackets Now out of these two statements, the Congress is going to believe the earlier one, where he (Hollande) said they had no option. Canada Goose Jackets
The Congress can believe anything. Men can believe anything, but you must remember a basic principle of conduct, buy canada goose jacket cheap which for centuries has ruled throughout the world, which is may state inaccurate facts, circumstances never lie. What are the circumstances?
Canada Goose online In 2012, the UPA government had selected the same Rafale from Dassault. Before the minister could sign it, they decided to abandon it. There are two Reliances in the country today. At that stage, one Reliance entered into a canada goose Memorandum of Understanding in 2012 February for Rafale with Dassault. Was it a scandal? Obviously not. Because, anyone would say if you are going to manufacture in India, I would like to be the offset contractor or supplier. Many Indian businesses in the public or private sectors would be. It is not a crime for any company to be party to the contract. Canada Goose online
Canada Goose Online When they came back in 2014, the 2012 Reliance was no longer in defence; the other Reliance was. This time they showed interest, so there been a background to this. And then, they are not interested in manufacture of Rafale aircraft, because none is going to be manufactured in India under the 2016 contract. Readymade aircraft are going to come in; they are only going Canada Goose Outlet to be offset suppliers. Canada Goose Online
canada goose uk black friday I pity Rahul Gandhi understanding how is it a scandal if a dozen Indian companies in the private and public sector say, that if for a Rs 56,000 crore contract, if the offsets are going to be 28,000 crore, I want to be among the 20 people who are going to make offset supplies? Everyone will get Rs 2,000 4,000cr. How is it impropriety? canada goose uk black friday
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canada goose coats Therefore, serious allegations were raised at that stage. Without getting further into that, I think he is in some kind of a revenge mode. We were called corrupt and you brought in evidence. Today, even if there is no evidence, even if it is a government to government deal, I canada goose outlet have no evidence of any money being paid. canada goose coats
Canada Goose Coats On Sale And mind you, I won be surprised if the whole thing is being orchestrated. On August 30, why did he tweet wait for a while, some bombs are going to be burst in Paris And canada goose clearance then what happens is in perfect rhythm with what he predicted. The former French president is contradicted by the French government and Dassault, and the next day he goes and contradicts himself. Canada Goose Coats On Sale
What is this allegation? Are you saying Rahul Gandhi and Hollande are linked with each other?
canada goose clearance I don know. But I see a perfect coincidence in the rhythm between his tweet on August 30 and what happens when a statement is made which is found to be inaccurate and, therefore, the next day itself, Hollande goes and starts backtracking it. canada goose clearance
So are you saying that the Opposition in both countries are in cahoots with each other?
cheap canada goose uk No, I am not saying this. This is for an industry person like you and others who are working in the field to arrive at their own conclusions. cheap canada goose uk
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