XXXIX, No 14, 19/07/2021
France opens judicial probe into India-Dassault deal
France has appointed a judge to lead an investigation into corruption allegations concerning Dassault Aviation. The allegations focus on the sale in 2016 of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft to India and the true value of Dassault’s Indian spend under its offset agreement. Lieutenant General Prakash Katoch (ret’d.) said it is certain that, beyond mudslinging among political parties, nothing will happen in India.