The Defence Ministry has denied any connections drawn between the tax exemption to a private company and the Rafale aircraft deal.
The ministry has termed it “totally inaccurate, tendentious and a mischievous attempt to disinform”.
This comes after a French newspaper, Le Monde, claimed that businessman Anil Ambani’s French company got tax waiver of 143.7 million euro around the time of Rafale deal.
The Defence Ministry, in a statement, said the reports drawing conjectural connection between tax exemption to the private company and procurement of Rafale fighter jets by government are inaccurate.
It said neither the period of the tax concession nor the subject matter of the concession relate even remotely to the Rafale deal concluded during the tenure of the present NDA government.