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Bengaluru: Rahul Gandhi’s talk with HAL employees to be held at Cubbon Park on Oct 13

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Bengaluru, Oct 11: Instead of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s original plan of addressing the past and present employees of public sector undertaking, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) inside the company’s premises on the Narendra Modi government’s controversial decision for purchasing Rafale fighter jets from France, the meeting will now be held in Cubbon Park in Bengaluru on October 13.

Both the Karnataka High Court and Vidhana Soudha are close to the Cubbon Park.

The Congress party has been targeting the Modi government of irregularities and corruption in the award of the offset manufacturing contract from the French company Dassault at the insistence of the NDA regime ignoring HAL and favouring the Anil Ambani led Reliance outfit, which was formed just 15 days before the deal for purchase of 36 Rafale aircrafts was signed in Paris.

The state unit of Congress has planned a an interaction programme of Congress president Rahul Gandhi with former and current employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) on the Rafale controversy at Cubbon Park in the City on Saturday.

Speaking to presspersons here on Thursday, KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao said that the Congress has not sought permission from the HAL for conducting the programme inside the premises.

About 100 employees and ex-employees would participate in the programme, he said.wever, a public meeting of Rahul Gandhi at public ground at K R Puram has been cancelled owing to security reasons.

The HAL employees union has told a section of the media that it would not give permission to the Congress President to conduct the programme inside its premises.

An official source in the HAL said that it had not received any communication with regard to Rahul Gandhi’s interaction programme with its employees.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    The history and growth of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is synonymous with the growth of Aeronautical industry in India for more than 77 years.
    In March 1941, the Government of India became one of the shareholders in the Company holding 1/3 of its paid-up capital and subsequently took over its management in 1942. In collaboration with the Inter Continental Aircraft Company of USA, Hindustan Aircraft Company commenced its business of manufacturing of Harlow Trainer, Curtiss Hawk Fighter and Vultee Bomber Aircraft.

    The Company had built aircraft and engines of foreign design under licence, such as Prentice, Vampire and Gnat aircraft. It also undertook the design and development of aircraft indigenously. In August 1951, the HT-2 Trainer aircraft, designed and produced by the company under the able leadership of Dr. V.M.Ghatge flew for the first time. Over 150 Trainers were manufactured and supplied to the Indian Air Force and other customers. With the gradual building up of its design capability, the company successfully designed and developed four other aircraft i.e. two seater 'Pushpak' suitable for flying clubs, 'Krishak' for Air Observatory Post(AOP) role, HF-24 Jet Fighter '(Marut)' and the HJT-16 Basic Jet Trainer '(Kiran)'.
    The programs underway at HAL are production of SU-30 MKI, LCA & DO-228 Aircraft;Dhruv-ALH, Chetak & Cheetal Helicopters, and Repair Overhaul of Jaguar, Kiran MkI/IA/II, Mirage, HS-748, AN-32, MiG 21, Su-30MKI, Hawk & DO-228 aircraft; & ALH, Cheetal, Cheetah & Chetak helicopters.

    Why the deal is given to a 12-day old private company company with zero credentials much to the detriment to the security of the nation and 78-year-old HAL was ignored?

    Is the Prime Minister Modi's 'Make in India' or 'Snatch jobs of Indian public sector'?

    Jai Hind

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    We need to support HAL which has already established its reputation in the defence aviation sector..

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Time for made in New Tippesandra planes😀😀😀😀

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  • Sampath, India

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    This was rejected by HAL and now they are shifting it to cubbonpark..slap...

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  • cyril mathias, udupi

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Nirmala the HM has already landed in France to patch up, a deal may be struck to spread lies.

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Toronto

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    You apply for a visa to visit France, they ask so many questions in the visa form and want to get themselves satisfied with your financial conditions. Here is a company, formed 15 days before, with a paid up capital of 5 lakhs without any known activity. Such company is selected on merit to manufacture Refale jets. Honourable PM takes Anil Ambani instead of HAL MD. Even to open a pakoda shop in Mumbai, you require 50 lakhs.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Reliance Defence Ltd is a company with authorized and paid up capital of Rs 5 lakhs. Its address is 502 Prabhat Colony, Santacruz, Mumbai-400055. There are 2015 companies registered with same address. The annual report shows, there is no activity up to now.

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company headquartered in Bangalore, India. It is governed under the management of the Indian Ministry of Defence.

    The government-owned corporation is primarily involved in the operations of the aerospace and is currently involved in the design, fabrication and assembly of aircraft, jet engines, helicopters and their spare parts. It has several facilities spread across India including Nasik, Korwa, Kanpur, Koraput, Lucknow, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kasaragod. HAL HF-24 Marut fighter-bomber was the first fighter aircraft made in India.

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Toronto

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    I also checked, yes the paid up capital is Rs 5 lakhs. That is not sufficient to stay 3 days in a French 5 star hotel.

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  • Shankar, Banglore

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    He will ask HAL to manufacture mobile and print made in Banglore behind it!

    Wait and watch!

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    I'm egerly waiting for new innovation ;)

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  • Mani, Karkala

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Modi had just done something to a flop industrialist uplifting from his pathetic condition. What is wrong in it?

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  • leslie, udupi

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    There is definitely a scam here.
    Cover up is in cyclonic pace.
    Modi may survive again after dastardly Godhra.
    Nirmala is not nirmala as it looks.
    Wizard clown Swami has not spoken yet on it.
    We the people have to look for answers in between the lines.

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  • GD, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Chaddis are the ones who reveal indentities and personal data of every Indian to the world.

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  • Ravi C, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    You should be instead praying God save our next generation from this fekus.

    At least we enjoyed acche din until 2014 and the we could still manage due to impact of MMS rule. Just imagine the situation after 10-15 years without a job, food, education etc. I pray God to give us educated leaders to lead this country instead of bunch of liars. I dont care which party those belongs to but should be loyal enough to my Bharath matha.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    According to me he has taken contract from China and Pakistan to finish our country

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  • Deepak, Mang

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    This caddiless idiot is compromising national security by opening exposing identity of HAL employees. Definitely enemy nation's shall look into it to lure some of them to get classified information. God save this country from this fool.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    You Modi Bhakts are all exposed and scared now to face Rahul Gandhi who is future of Indian Youth.

    56" Jumlebaaz and Fakir Chest will be kept aside on side track in 2019 general elections and Bhakths started showing nervousness throughout.

    Whoever questions NAMO is Anti Indian as per FEKHU's Pakoda Economics and his blind followers!

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  • Jude, Belmannu

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    He is not a fool like u blind baktha.all gujjus already sold our country.what now remains.don't worry when time comes chaddi people will fight with there latti sword and arrow.oh still u guys believe modi is clean.fool

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 11 2018

    Deepak, How u conveniently forgot own fool and ur foolishness and the reliance defends defensive factory without roof being built!!!!!

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Oh Torn Britishers Chaddi, national security, opening exposing identity, classified information are all with Anil Ambani. HAL wasn't even part of any deal. HAL and qualified aeronautics employees of HAL are exposed and humiliated for undermining theirs and national pride.
    BTW, we are indeed Chaddiless because it's Britishers dress only anti nationals wear them handed down by Britishers.

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    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Rahulji is a very confused leader. I feel pity for him. He needs a good advisor.

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  • Karthik, Konaje/ Navi Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    OMG! Time and again you guys are proving how dimwitted bhakths are. Do you seriously think that identity of HAL employees is classified information? I know at least half a dozen of them.

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Deepak, Mang
    Did you see how angry these CONgressis get when talking about Pidi?? The heat is melting their brains!

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  • Karthik, Konaje/Navi Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Pai Pidi, you guys have nothing to melt, so be happy!

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Karthik, Konaje/Navi Mumbai
    We will be happy when CONgress is defeated again next year!

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Oct 12 2018

    Pai translated cow. Both have same mentilaty.
    Cows even mates with is on children .

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