New Delhi. 14 April 2019. Connections drawn between The Tax issue and the Rafale matter is totally inaccurate as per a statement issued by Ministry of Defence, India.
“We have seen reports drawing conjectural connection between tax exemption to a private company and procurement of Rafale fighter jets by Government of India. Neither the period of the tax concession nor the subject matter of the concession relate even remotely to the Rafale procurement concluded during the tenure of the present Government. Any connections drawn between the tax issue and the Rafale matter is totally inaccurate, tendentious and is a mischievous attempt to dis-inform,” said the statement by the Directorate of Public Relations Ministry of Defence India.