In a fresh bid of global toolkit conspiracy to defame & dethrone nationalist & patriotic government of Narendra Modi,a French judge will investigate reports of kickbacks being paid on $9.3 Billion deal for 36 Rafale planes between the Indian government & French aircraft manufacturer Dassault. The French investigation & left-leaning journal ‘Mediapart’ has alleged that French Anti-corruption Agency of “burying” suspicions surrounding the September 2016 deal. The alleged scam came into light in 2018, after French NGO Sherpa filed a corruption complaint with the national financial prosecutor’s office in Paris against the deal. The NGO has flagged concerns of Dassault partnering with Reliance group headed by Anil Ambani over HAL citing its inexperience in the aviation field. Congress & Opposition leader in India Rahul Gandhi have repeatedly & relentlessly raked the issue stating €1.1 million were paid to a middleman in the deal.
These allegations by the Congress leader in nexus with International left-leaning journal ‘Mediapart’ & NGO Sherpa indicates a wider conspiracy to weaken India’s security and sovereignty. In Fact in 2018 the Supreme Court of India gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government on allegations of irregularities in the procurement of Rafale fighter jets. The French NGO anti corruption watchdog ‘Sherpa” has history of questionable financial dealings & frivolous lawsuits with its founder and controversial French Lawyer William Bourdon has been alleged to be involved in meddling in internal affairs of several African countries including Mauritania. The claims made by the French NGO ‘Sherpa’ should not be considered seriously, considering the charges filed by the NGO against Samsung was closed due to lack of proof. The notorious rogue NGO had also alleged that Anil Ambani Reliance group was given undue preference over HAL by Dassault for its inexperience in aviation fleet. On the contrary Reliance Defence had inked pact with US Navy to service the front line warships, supply vessels, patrol vessels that are part of Seventh Fleet. The aim of NGO is to garner larger media interest by filing frivolous allegations is well established beyond doubt.
It’s a well known fact that China & lobbyists have used systems in democracies to strangle their growth and create confusion through disinformation, influence peddling campaigns, filing frivolous petitions to delay the implementation of decisions, strategic to national security. Infact investigations have revealed that two middlemen accused of getting kickbacks in the VVIP Agustawestland chopper deal, including Christian Michel, were strategizing for Rafale’s competitor Eurofighter, in order to seal the deal in its favour. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has made claims about the Modi government helping Anil Ambani make a profit of Rs 30,000 crore by helping him get an offset contract under the Rafale fighter jet deal. On the contrary the offset clause which mandates Dassault to invest part of Rs.60,000 crore deal in India with Reliance Defence is around Rs.850 crore. In Fact French companies Safran, Thales, MBDA and Dassault, all part of the Rafale project will be providing technology knowhow like provide stealth, radar and thrust vectoring for missiles technologies and upgrade the Kaveri engine with 90kN thrust compared to the existing 72kN for Tejas fighter jets to DRDO & domestic companies.Apart from Reliance Defence, BEL, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, Samtel (Owned by Sam Pitroda) and other defence companies were the beneficiaries of the Rs.30,000 crore offset contract.
India state owned aerospace & defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is plagued by execution delays due to bureaucratic clearance & operational inefficiency. Dassault Aviation has reportedly stated that HAL required 2.7 times higher man-hours compared to the French side for the manufacture of Rafale aircraft in India. Anil Ambani owned Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) won the $2 billion maintenance and service contracts for US Navy Seventh fleet outbidding Japanese & Singapore contenders for three years. In 2017 Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) Shachi and Shruti and are armed with 76mm Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) system along with two 30mm AK-630M guns which provide medium range and short range offensive and defensive capabilities.Both Vessels have a 20000 KW Diesel Engine which can attain maximum speed of 25 Knots, and can travel upto 25000 Kilometers at the same go. Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra)-promoted Reliance Aerostructure Limited (RAL) services NASA & the Airforce of America. In 2012, Reliance Aerostructure transformed itself into an Expert in Aviation Technology and acquired Technical Expertise in the field of Naval and Airforce. Dassault Aviation has carefully evaluated the track record of both HAL & Reliance Defence by sending their expert teams and then selected Anil Ambani owned company for their expertise.
The pact between Chinese Communist Party & Indian National Congress was signed in 2008 by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. In 2005 Rajiv Gandhi Foundation received $300,000 from China. During 2017 in the midst of the Doklam crisis the MP from Wayanad met Chinese Ambassador secretly in Delhi. All the above facts highlight that the relationship between Chinese Communist Party & Congress party in India runs deep. When UPA was in power, former Congress Defense minister A.K.Anthony stated that India did not have requisite funds for the 126 aircraft MMRCA Rafale deal signed in 2012. With tensions rising across the border due to massive troop deployment and with permanent structures propping up leading to deployment of Rafale fighters along the border with China and Pakistan has given India an edge over its adversaries to strike deep in enemy territory and this has caused concern to enemy military planners. All the above mentioned developments, seems to be a well crafted international campaign to derail Indian Defence forces modernization plans leaving us vulnerable to threats from our adversaries.