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The Defence Ministry said "unnecessary controversies" are being sought to be created following media reports regarding a statement purportedly made by Hollande.
The Congress chief alleged that Nirmala Sitharaman, Manohar Parrikar and Arun Jaitley had not signed the contract and that they were all lying to protect Prime Minister Modi
Hollande was quoted in an article by a French website as claiming that the Indian government had asked the French government to nominate Reliance Defence as its India partner in the deal.
The statement came following a French media report which quoted former President Francois Hollande as saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation.
Hollande on a question about who selected Reliance as a partner and why, said it was the Indian govt that proposed Reliance’s name and Dassault had no choice but to take the company given to it.
The unit will take on and monitor domestic crime groups as well as hostile states such as Russia and terrorist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS).
The acquisition proposals were approved by the Defence Acquisition Council
The BJP, however, accused the Congress leaders of 'unnecessarily' creating confusion and even demanded an apology from them.
The New Indian Express had first reported on discussions that were afoot to move the air show, which has been hosted by Bengaluru since the past several iterations, to a new venue, most likely in UP.
His significant comments came two days after visiting US Secretary of State gave a pep talk to Bajwa on the importance of strong democratic institutions in Pakistan.
Javed Bajwa also said the Pakistan Army learnt a lot from the 1965 and 1971 wars with India and has made the country's defence impregnable by developing nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was addressing the Defence and Martyrs Day ceremony organised by the Army at its headquarters in Rawalpindi attended by parliamentarians, diplomats.
He said the state government must officially write to the Defence Ministry to seek Sitharaman’s intervention.
COMCASA essentially provides a legal framework for transfer of communication security equipment from the US to India.
Syria's SANA state news agency said the country's air defenses shot down five missiles, adding that one person was killed and 12 others were wounded.