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Watch: First look at the Rafale jet at the France airbase

Nov 13, 2018 13:24 IST
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Here’s the first look at the Rafale jet for the Indian Air Force, from the Istre-Le Tube airbase in France.

Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Trappier rubbished allegations made by Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi that he lied about details of the Dassault- Reliance Joint Venture (JV) for offset contracts in the Rafale Jet deal. When pressed onthe reason behind Dassault’s choice of Reliance as an offset partner which had no experience in manufacturing fighter jets, Trappier clarified that the money being invested was not going to Reliance directly but in a Joint Venture (JV) that included Dassault.