Rafale Deal: Dassault Paid 1 Million Euros To Indian Middleman, Says Report; Congress Demands PM Modi’s Statement

INDIA Team Latestly|

The 2016 Rafale deal between India & France also involved the payment of 1.1 million Euros by aviation major Dassault to an Indian middleman, French publication "Mediapart" has reported citing an investigation by the country's anti-corruption agency. Dassault claimed the money was paid for 50 replicas of Rafale fighter planes ordered from a Defence Company whose owner Sushen Gupta is being investigated in the Agusta-Westland helicopter scam. The allegations were first uncovered by the French anti-corruption agency Agence Francaise Anticorruption (AFA) during their audit of Dassault, according to Mediapart. Congress demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the reveal. The ruling BJP said the Congress knows the alleged middleman.

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