No violation in Rafale deal: Dassault Aviation denies allegations of corruption

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New Delhi: French aerospace large Dassault Aviation connected Thursday rejected caller allegations of corruption successful the Rafale combatant pitchy woody with India, saying nary violations were reported successful the framework of the contract.

The assertion by the shaper of the Rafale jets came days aft French work 'Mediapart', citing an probe by the country's anti-corruption agency, reported that Dassault Aviation had paid astir 1 cardinal Euros to an Indian middleman.

"Numerous controls are carried retired by authoritative organisations, including the French Anti-Corruption Agency. No violations were reported, notably successful the framework of the declaration with India for the acquisition of 36 Rafales," a Dassault Aviation spokesperson said.

The authoritative said Dassault Aviation reiterated that it acts successful strict compliance with the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Anti Bribery Convention and nationalist laws.

"Since the aboriginal 2000s, Dassault Aviation has implemented strict interior procedures to forestall corruption, guaranteeing the integrity, morals and estimation of the institution successful its concern and commercialized relations," the spokesperson said.

The NDA authorities had signed a Rs 59,000-crore woody connected September 23, 2016, to procure 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace large Dassault Aviation aft a astir seven-year workout to procure 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force did not fructify during the UPA regime.

Prior to the Lok Sabha elections successful 2019, Congress enactment raised respective questions astir the deal, including connected rates of the aircraft, and alleged corruption but the authorities rejected each the charges.

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