Months before Rafale deal, MoD said: PMO weakening our negotiating position


Almost 10 months before India and France inked the final agreement to purchase 36 Rafale aircraft in September 2016, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had objected to According to a report Friday in The Hindu, a Defence Ministry note dated November 24, 2015, flagged the PMO In the note, Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar wrote: It is desirable that such discussions be avoided by the PMO as it undermines our negotiating position seriously. READ ALSO | In case the PMO is not confident about the outcome of negotiations being carried out by the MoD, a revised modality of negotiations to be led by PMO at appropriate level may be adopted in the case. Para 5 appears to be an overreaction. Def Sec may resolve issue\/matter in consultations with Pr. Sec to P.M. Parrikar

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