French aerospace major Dassault Aviation, the makers of Rafale, said on Thursday that the deal to supply 36 fighter jets went through numerous checks and no violations were reported. The company also said that it has implemented strict internal procedures to prevent corruption.
“Numerous controls are carried out by official organizations, including the French Anti-Corruption Agency. No violations were reported, notably in the frame of the contract with India for the acquisition of 36 Rafales,” Dassault aviation spokesperson said in a statement.
The statement, said the spokesperson, is in connection with certain allegations reported in the press about the contract signed in 2016 with India.
“Since the early 2000s, Dassault Aviation has implemented strict internal procedures to prevent corruption, guaranteeing the integrity, ethics and reputation of the company in its industrial and commercial relations.
In the context of the Sapin 2 law, the company has completed and strengthened its system for the prevention and detection of corruption and influence peddling, both at the level of the parent company and its subsidiaries,” the statement further said.