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French company denies corruption allegations when signing contract with India to supply Rafale fighters

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In France and India, there is a heated discussion of materials that appeared in the French press and were devoted to the deal for the supply of Rafale fighters. Recall that the contract for the supply of 36 French-made fighters for the Indian Air Force was signed in 2016.


Mediapart, citing an investigation by the French anti-corruption agency, published materials in which the French aircraft manufacturer is accused of involvement in a corruption scheme.

An article by French journalists says that Dassault Aviation paid the Indian intermediary about a million euros in order to eventually sign the contract.

These accusations were not ignored by the management of the said company. Thus, a representative of a French firm said that at the moment the company is involved in inspections and works in conjunction with the French Anti-Corruption Agency.

Dassault Aviation representative:

No irregularities were reported in the deal, especially as part of a deal with India for the acquisition of 36 Rafale fighters.

A spokesperson for a French company says that corruption is out of the question since the firm has implemented strict internal procedures since the early 2000s to prevent corruption and preserve its reputation in commercial relations.

Recall that France supplies India with Rafale fighters at a price of more than $ 200 million per plane. As noted, the price is so high, as it provides not only the supply of aircraft and weapons, but also training Indian pilots and maintenance of the aircraft fleet.

Earlier, the Indian parliament also spoke about the possible presence of a corruption component during the signing of the contract.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 9 2021 06: 58
    +4
    the presence of a corruption scheme is excluded
    So who admits to having paid a bribe to advance the contract? It is clear that there are no people willing to declare that he (the company) is a participant in a corruption transaction. And given the corruption in India put on stream, it is impossible to exclude a rollback under the contract from the French side.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U April 9 2021 07: 14
      +5
      Quote: rotmistr60
      So who admits to having paid a bribe to advance the contract?
      Non kogupsion! Le oath de maman good!
      1. Basil50
        Basil50 April 9 2021 07: 21
        +1
        to Vladimir
        You noticed very accurately. Moreover, in Europe, the entire evidence base fits into * highley like * and that's it. After that, you can demand anything.
      2. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter April 9 2021 15: 15
        +2
        Let me remind you that Dassault Aviation is a private company, originally owned by the great aircraft designer and creator of the Mirages, Marcel Dassault, who served in the army at the beginning of World War II. Demobilized in 1940 with the rank of junior lieutenant, he was interned by the Vichy government, and then, after refusing to cooperate with the Nazis, was deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp from 1942 to 1945.The Dassault company became the main manufacturer of aircraft for the French Air Force, after 60 years passed control company to his son Serge Dassault.
        By the way, he worked closely with the USSR in distributing French films and was generally a great friend of our country .. His brother, General and one of the commanders of the French Resistance, Darius Paul Bloch (Dassault was his pseudonym during the war).
        The Chinese became very interested in Dassault Avion Corporation and repeatedly offered to sell it, and the current owner Olivier Dassault (grandson) constantly refused to sell it. And HERE on you
        "On Sunday In the northwest of France, a private helicopter crashed with the French politician and billionaire Olivier Dassault on board. As a result of the crash, he died along with the pilot, reports Figaro. He took 361st place (very modest in comparison with ours, perhaps he does not trade in oil) in the Forbes billionaires ranking of 2020, in the ranking his fortune was estimated at $ 4,7 billion. "
        Read more at RBC:
        https://www.rbc.ru/society/08/03/2021/60454a029a7947cf257537a7
        Perhaps this is a coincidence.
        For lovers of the Skolkovo Department of Netanalagapnetics, I want to note that the avionics for our 4 ++ fighters were supplied by Dassault. In addition, the Rafal fighter was recognized as the best by all specialists, bypassing ours and mattresses. And to be honest, the contract with Dassault is much more profitable in many ways, from pilot retraining, creation of rem. infrastructure and ending with a warranty for products.
        PySy. We would have such billionaires! and not Putin's hucksters in the form of Wrotenbergs, Timchens, Michelsons and other Usmanovs, you look and would live like in damned France.
        1. Pane Kohanku
          Pane Kohanku April 9 2021 15: 57
          +2
          We would have such billionaires!

          Valera, you understand ... I caught myself a couple of weeks ago thinking. What is the difference between the "elites". Their the elite began in many respects with people who created and created new things. And what did you want if in our last thirty years only those who were able to take and share have got out? And "keep" in the clutches of our wild capitalism. Businessmen - yes, there are. Tough. Mutual guarantee. They know how to be friends. There are no “creators”. It takes, apparently, time for them to appear. Only, I think, the next generation of the "elite" - today's majors - will be even worse ... what
          In general, Elon Musk will still fly to Mars ... And we will still lose space. The psychology of managers is different! He builds ... we write songs ... request
          1. Sling cutter
            Sling cutter April 9 2021 16: 06
            +1
            Quote: Pane Kohanku
            The psychology of managers is different! He builds ... we write songs ...

            Songs are belching from fat, the main thing is to cut the loot and buy houses near Nice, otherwise it is not even an hour "" will fix the guillotine.
            I want to hear your opinion about something else, is Dassault's death an accident or a consequence of his refusals in yellow?
            1. Pane Kohanku
              Pane Kohanku April 9 2021 16: 09
              +1
              I want to hear your opinion about something else, is Dassault's death an accident or a consequence of his refusals in yellow?

              God only knows ... We must see how the situation goes on! So to speak, watch who will become the beneficiary in the end!
              1. Sling cutter
                Sling cutter April 9 2021 16: 15
                +2
                Quote: Pane Kohanku
                We must see how the situation goes on!

                Honestly, it will be a pity if the yellowers get it. Dassault has technology uuuh and Rafal car bless you.
                Kettles have already bought everything, Volvo, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover and so on. and so on.
                1. Pane Kohanku
                  Pane Kohanku April 9 2021 16: 15
                  +2
                  Kettles have already bought everything, Volvo, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover and so on. and so on.

                  And what new things did they invent themselves? ... what
                  1. Sling cutter
                    Sling cutter April 9 2021 16: 26
                    +2
                    Quote: Pane Kohanku
                    And what new things did they invent themselves? ...

                    Xiaomi is already driving better than an apple. yes
                    They are buying up technologies, you will see that in five years China will be the most important.
        2. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U April 9 2021 16: 24
          0
          Quote: Stroporez
          that avionics for our 4 ++ fighters were supplied by Dassault

          For a foreign buyer and at his request.
          Quote: Stroporez
          In addition, the Rafal fighter was recognized as the best by all specialists, bypassing ours and mattresses.
          An unscientific fairy tale.
    2. knn54
      knn54 April 9 2021 09: 22
      0
      Perhaps the British had a hand in taking offense for the "Eurofighter Typhoon".
    3. yehat2
      yehat2 April 9 2021 14: 39
      +1
      In general, the French defense industry, desperately trying to maintain its presence in the market, does not shy away from many murky methods. I am simply convinced that there was a direct or indirect bribe and most likely not one.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 9 2021 07: 05
    +1
    Krishna of the Indians confused that they were seduced by the gold at the price of Rafali! request
  3. nnm
    nnm April 9 2021 07: 08
    +4
    In fact, it’s ridiculous to call 1 million under such a contract a bribe - ordinary lobbyism. But another point would be worth the French to see - were there kickbacks at the price of the transaction itself, since such an exorbitant price for each aircraft was set - this is where the real kickbacks are calculated exactly in completely different amounts.
    1. your1970
      your1970 April 9 2021 07: 24
      +2
      Quote: nnm
      In fact, it’s ridiculous to call 1 million under such a contract a bribe - ordinary lobbyism.

      lol that is, the American admirals, when bribes for deliveries of fuel oil were taken by prostitutes and discount cards for taxis - weren't bribes ?? !! lol
      1. nnm
        nnm April 9 2021 08: 57
        -1
        We are talking about something else - that the switchman at the very bottom of the corruption chain, who received a bribe with greyhound puppies, becomes a scapegoat and everyone is happy - the corruption scheme is revealed, the culprit is punished. And the fact that billions have been "laundered" at the top remains "behind the scenes".
        The punishment should be inevitable for all participants, and not only for the lower members of the chain.
        1. your1970
          your1970 April 9 2021 09: 52
          0
          Quote: nnm
          the switchman at the very bottom of the corruption chain,

          42 admiral and senior officers US Navy - switchmen ?????? !!!!
          1. nnm
            nnm April 9 2021 11: 50
            -1
            Rather, they had enough of prostitutes, while some children of the next Biden laundered billions in the construction of the American military-industrial complex.
            1. your1970
              your1970 April 9 2021 12: 17
              0
              Are the US admirals rogue? belay lol
              You destroyed my faith in the Pentagon ... laughing lol laughing
              1. yehat2
                yehat2 April 9 2021 14: 41
                0
                in the United States, a soldier after many years of service for 1 joint can very much lose both in salary and in future retirement. It is an element of maintaining discipline. The same applies to admirals, some of whom resigned in this incident without a pension.
                1. your1970
                  your1970 April 9 2021 14: 53
                  0
                  lol without a pension? With a corruption component of several billion? ...
                  "I thought, they gave the fleet, and spin as you can .." (C) almost from an anecdote
                  1. yehat2
                    yehat2 April 9 2021 14: 58
                    0
                    Americans do not require admirals to pay for a drowned aircraft carrier,
                    they don't have our rules.
                    1. your1970
                      your1970 April 9 2021 16: 17
                      +2
                      Quote: yehat2
                      Americans do not require admirals to pay for a drowned aircraft carrier,
                      they don't have our rules.

                      there is some injustice, isn't it?

                      A soldier has lost his bayonet-knife or drowned the radio station - they must rip off the money from him and rip it off ..
                      And the commander, due to his negligence, drowned the ship / crashed the plane - what do you mean !!! this is a coincidence !!!! he is not to blame !!!
                      At the same time, the soldier does not receive anything - no benefits from serving the Motherland (well, except for the feeling of the Defender of the Motherland !!), but the commander - d / d not sickly, benefits, early retirement, free housing, and so on, so on, so on ...
                      ZY if anything - I served, warrant officer, 7 years of service,
  4. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 April 9 2021 07: 08
    +1
    Guardians drank dough together with Indians
  5. Strashila
    Strashila April 9 2021 07: 12
    0
    laughing laughing laughing , OLD TRAINING, NEW WITH LABOR.
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 9 2021 07: 15
    +2
    At a price of 200 million apiece, 1 million is not a bribe, but entertainment expenses - and figs you will catch there. And what was not without a bribe there - adored, so these are Indians, and will not do - even during the investigation!
  7. paul3390
    paul3390 April 9 2021 07: 48
    -1
    Uh-huh .. A highly moral bourgeois is something from the realm of anecdotes. No wonder the classic said that there is no such crime that the capitalist will not commit for the sake of profit. So they chase the paddling pool - they put it on the paw. Moreover - what, the first time or what?

    In general, there is a wonderful opus that gorgeously describes the essence of capitalism .. Rules for purchasing a Ferengi from Star Trek ..

    ...........................
    10 Greed is eternal.
    13 Everything that is valuable is valuable because it brings money.
    14 Anything Stolen is Net Profit.
    .........................

    https://pikabu.ru/story/pravila_priobreteniya_5147367
  8. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 April 9 2021 08: 04
    0
    For a long time and systematically there is a trickle of information about the truth of how unscrupulous and brazenly our "partners" are trying to squeeze out the arms sales markets for the Russians and impose their own weapons. And what about France - the United States is generally putting pressure on buyers with sanctions, twisting their arms and forcing them to buy Assashaevskoye instead of Russian. At the same time, no one has proven that models of Russian equipment comparable to those imposed by the United States are worse, if not better ...
  9. Andrey Korotkov
    Andrey Korotkov April 9 2021 08: 21
    0
    ] [quote] the presence of a corruption scheme is excluded [/ quote] So who admits that he gave a bribe to promote the contract? [/ quote]
    What corruption, lobbying? wink Just a terry business yes
  10. prior
    prior April 9 2021 08: 25
    0
    This is a clear flaw of the French parliamentarians:
    there is no law on "accidental" corruption in France. "
    There would be such a law as in Russia, there would be no corruption wink laughing tongue
  11. APASUS
    APASUS April 9 2021 09: 09
    0
    Recall that France supplies India with Rafale fighters at a price of more than $ 200 million per plane.

    For that kind of money, I would buy 3-4 Su-35
  12. xorek
    xorek April 9 2021 12: 09
    0
    No irregularities were reported in the deal, especially as part of a deal with India for the acquisition of 36 Rafale fighters.

    They stand at the Indians, beautiful and shiny, and they guard the borders at the old Migah of the times of the USSR! laughing There is NO corruption !!!!
    Soon the F-35 will be vparyat, there will generally be a "white elephant" specifically .. Eh, Indians, you don't listen to the Russians and then I'll pay the price. negative soldier
    1. yehat2
      yehat2 April 9 2021 14: 43
      0
      Quote: xorek
      and then pay the price

      this is already happening incrementally.
  13. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 9 2021 14: 35
    +1
    winked Did they have to confirm? Wait!