Mediapart investigation revealed that the manufacturer of the Rafale jets, Dassault Aviation, had paid about one million Euros to a company named Defsys Solutions for 50 models of the aircraft.
Media Part Investigation
“The inspectors thus suspected that this was a bogus purchase designed to hide hidden financial transactions,” it said.
How Did AFA Find About The Invoice?
Mediapart report said that the subsequent confidential report of the AFA audit noted that the amount “seemed disproportionate in relation to all the other entries” under the same heading.
The report further said “The sum is indeed huge for a gift. Though French law does not set out precise limits, legal precedents suggest that giving a watch or an expensive meal costing several hundred euros can be enough to constitute corruption,”
What Exactly Is Defsys Solutions?
According to the report, Defsys Solutions is one of Dassault’s sub-contractors in India for the Rafale deal. However, the company with 170 employees is not a specialist in making models and instead assembles flight simulators and optical and electronic systems for the aeronautical industry.
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Gupta is also alleged to have worked for Dassault and obtained confidential documents from the Defence Ministry in India.