No middlemen in Rafale deal, French President Hollande assures India

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    France has assured India that there will not be any middlemen in the country's biggest defence deal - the purchase of $12 billion (Rs.64,560 cr) Rafale fighter jets.

    French President Francois Hollande, who is on a two-day visit to India with a delegation of ministers and business leaders, said, "I can give my commitment that there will not be anything different (in the Rafale deal). There will be nothing contrary to principles common to us... We are vigilant like India to curb corruption."

    Assuring that the Rafale is a clean deal, Hollande said, "The Rafale has qualified because of its excellence. There cannot be any other reason."
    Hollande, who is on his first visit to trip to Asia since taking office in May last year, made it clear that his visit was aimed at signalling to New Delhi that he wanted to add a new dimension to the strategic partnership.

    During his talks with PM Manmohan Singh, Hollande pushed for the Rafale jet deal, which has been on the negotiating table since January 2012.
    But given the storm over the AugustaWestland chopper deal, the Rafale negotiations made only "some more progress" and the two leaders "hoped to reach a conclusion."

    The two leaders, however, concluded negotiations on the short range surface to air (SR-SAM) missile, which, once approved by the government, will be co-developed and co-produced in India. The Rs.30,000-crore project would be developed by MBDA of France and DRDO from the Indian side.

    Hollande and Singh also signed agreements on cultural exchange, education, space and railways. Hollande supported India's candidature as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

    A joint statement issued at the end of the meeting demonstrated the shared resolve of the two countries to work together to fight terrorism. "We share similar worldviews on many issues, including on the need to stabilise the global economy and combat terrorism," Hollande said.

    Reciprocating to the French President's friendly overtures, Singh said, "India regards France as one of its most valued strategic partners that has given us strong and steadfast support at difficult moments."

    Both leaders realised that economic trade needs a boost, as they missed the target of 12 billion Euro set for 2012 by 4 billion Euro.


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    well what more the whining losers could do just malign that good ol Rafale as bribed deal not on
    merit

    As if all other competitors were saint & have won deals with merit no corruption ,no diplomatic pressure .:lol:

    HOOOSh
     
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  3. Hemant Gaikwad

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    :shocked: there goes the rafale deal now Manmohan and the army will NEVER induct the Rafale if they dont get anything to eat :D
     
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    are you high on drugs
     
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    I merely stated a fact! why are you a drug peddler?
     

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