Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Rafale

Most recents (7)

Sonia Gandhi went to Moscow in April 2018. The excuse was ‘Indira Gandhi exhibition’.
The exhibition was by ‘Federal State Archives’. A Russian government Federal institute. Here’s the interesting part...…
Indira Gandhi was PM of India, and the exhibition was by a Federal body of Russia. Despite this, Indian embassy in Moscow or Russian embassy in India kept silent about this. There had to be some protocol about government contact, right?
Indian news papers report Sonia Gandhi’s visit to Russia but they miss one detail. Look at the list of organizers of the event.…
Read 22 tweets

félicitations pour votre honnêteté et votre courage
வாழ்த்துக்கள், தங்கள் நேர்மைத் துணிவுக்கு!
மன் கீ பாத் -> பிசி பேளா பாத், ஆயிருச்சி மோடிஜி!

நீங்களே சமாளிச்சிக்குங்க! என்னைய விட்டுருங்க!:))) #Rafale
*குகனொடு ஐவர் ஆனோம்!
*குன்று சூழ்வான் மகனொடும் அறுவர் ஆனோம்
*வீடணா, நின்னொடு எழுவர் ஆனோம்

அகன் அமர் காதல் ஐய!
அம்பானியோடு எண்மர் ஆனோம்!
அம்பானியோடு எண்மர் ஆனோம்!😂

Whattay கம்பன் கவி!:) #Rafale
Read 3 tweets
I believe @RahulGandhi , being the blathering idiot that he is, has actually lost the advantage @INCIndia has in the #Rafale issue by speaking without thinking. #Thread
So far, #Rafale discussion has been about the cost to the nation. Although even that was all hot air and faff, as a confusion and misinformation tactic it was effective.
Although BJP could well explain the cost figure differences like that fact that the cost Congress keeps talking about was just a bargaining point and never agreed upon in a contract, it’s quite well known BJP has been ineffective in communicating this to the masses clearly.
Read 24 tweets
1) Dear friends, dear Indian journalists. Here is an extract of the article published by @mediapart this afternoon, and quoting François Hollande on the #rafale deal. It's in French and I would STRONGLY advise you not to use google translate.
2) Question : Who selected Reliance as a partner and why ?
3) "Nous n’avions pas notre mot à dire à ce sujet" said François Hollande.
Read 6 tweets
My take on #Rafale:

1. Defence purchases involve secrecy agreements, but they don't necessarily cover price disclosures.

2. Armament sellers want to strike the best possible deals with multiple countries, so it helps them if prices are kept secret.
3. But India as a buyer of armaments has quite a bit of market power, and can contest conditions imposed by sellers. Buyers can also force sellers to conform to democratic transparency and disclosure requirements.
As @SushantSin shows, the current government had acceded to sharing price information in the past. But then changed its mind.…
Read 13 tweets
THREAD on the #Rafale Secrecy Clause signed in 2008.… pages 2416-2425

1n "CLASSIFIED" is WHATEVER the providing party determines to be classified, REGARDLESS OF ITS NATURE. For Rafale engaged in fierce ongoing competitions, price is VERY SENSITIVE
2n EQUIVALENT PROTECTIONS: A whole section gives the Providing Party (FRANCE) to decide classification and obliges the Receiving Party (India) to enforce such classification and NOT DOWNGRADE the secrecy levels
3n REITERATION OF SECRECY: so important that a whole another article is added to REITERATE that secrecy is at the core of strategic trust. Note the language here "organisations" is clearly jargon for Nuclear organisations, meaning Nuke modifications absolutely cannot be divulged
Read 6 tweets
#MonsoonSession live: Debate on #NoConfidenceMotion set to start at 11 am, all eyes on Lok Sabha
#NoConfidenceMotion | Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge complains to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan about the time allotted to the #Opposition. He requests her not to impose a time limit on the Opposition parties.

Follow live updates here:
Read 86 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!