CAG s ms French companies for not fulfilling Rafale offset terms
NEW DELHI: French firms Dassault Aviation and MBDA, the main companies in the Rs 59,000 crore contract for 36 Rafale fighters inked in September 2016, have been s mmed by the national audit watchdog for their failure so far to fulfil offsets obligation in offering advanced technology to India.
The French companies are required to plough back 50% of the contract value to India as offsets or re-investments under the deal. Tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, the CAG report on “management of defence offsets” said the two French firms have so far failed to deliver on their initial promise in September 2015 to discharge 30% of their offset obligation by offering “high technology” to DRDO.
The CAG report, however, itself admits that discharge of offsets in the Rafale deal are spread over seven years from the date of signing the contract, with no such obligation in the first three years.
The report, however, also criticises the fact that the mamum discharge of the offsets - 57% by MBDA and 58% by Dassault - is slated only during the last or seventh year (2023).
Though the CAG report dwells upon several defence deals, the Rafale contract is neworthy because it led to a po itical dogfight between the BJP-ledgo nment and Congress. The Supreme Court had in November last year rejected review petitions for a probe into the 36-fighter deal.
Referring to different deals, including the Rafale one, the CAG report said: "In many cases, it was found that foreign vendors made various offset commitments to qualify for the main supply contract, but later were not earnest about fulfilling these commitments.”
In the Rafale deal, DRDO had in April 2016 identified six new technologies to be acquired from Dassault and MBDA. But the firms did not agree on transfer of five technologies as most of them were not within their core competence.
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The largest army scandal in the history of india. Great job feku and co.
ONLY 59,000 CRORES CHEATING ??? Very small Amount for Modi ji.
Everybody loves to milk the Indian cow. France is the best cow milker, followed by Israeli Jews, the best merchant in the world. The Indian cow enjoys every milking of it and is moaning with pleasure, Mo---------------- di.
Rahul Gandhi was from the begng in calling this as the biggest scandal of all times. Today he is proven . But the go nment and bakhts ridiculed him. Today all skeletons are tumbling out.
Indians think the y can BUY foreign arms with cutting edge technology and full technology transfer. Day dreams. After bought junks after junks, Indians still think and brag they have bought the best in the world. Poor suckers.
Biggest problem with BJP go nment is not their ideology, but their incompetency
we don't have any other option for now. so, we gotta deal with it.
Good performance by Modiji- a scam of only 59000 crores
dinesh maheshwari Maheshwari
no one is going to listen CAG also .since modiji himself assuming god .
This is nothing new. This was expected
Rafale in India is to be manufactured by one anil Ambani who has not even flown a paper plane as a boy. This is blind bhakts sarkar. Whatever Modi does is great and whatever others do is anti-national.
This news is a part of po itical dogfight on Rafael, the Typhoon. I don't take it seriously. How can the French companies be asked to comply offset obligation before completion of deliveries and settlement of payments. The validity to fulfill the promise by french companies is still live. I have every hope that the French will not go back on their words.
Nobody buying Rafael planes other than India and two other countries. Why? It's a big question.
shame on this go nment also denied technology transfer
No country even paid $12 billion for 36 planes. Countries like Egypt, Tunisia have bought the same planes for 1/3 cost. At least $8 billion will come back to BJP as offset contracts.
How unfortunate!. India is catching up with Pakistan.
Didn't expected the rafale balloon with start leaking so soon.
Indians are living in fools paradise. Dreaming to get advanced fighter jet engine technology for buying 36 Rafales. India bought hundreds of fighter jets from Russia. Why they didnt got jet engine technology from Russia? And Indians are bragging about Russian friendship. Wake up India.
Only country that has done anything for offsets is USA and Israel to small degree. Everyone else has provided lip service. Especially Russians who havent invested a dime in India.
Let us not our hate for the Gandhi family obscure the fact that Modi is a crook and he works only for Marwaris Banias Jains Dls and his friends Ambanis Adanis Dnis.
If Modi had not intervened we wuld have had 100 Rafales by now.