Less than a week after his (Anil Ambani's) telecom company went bankrupt, another of his companies was showing off its wares. On February 7, Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited invited a group of journalists to its manufacturing facility at Mihan in Nagpur to display "the first cockpit front section of Falcon 2000 series" produced by the company to be handed over to Dassault Aviation.
The facility, it told the visiting reporters, would be in a position to roll out fully assembled Dassault Falcon 2000 business jets in about three years. If that were to happen, Anil Ambani -- who had no experience in the defence sector and yet became Dassault's chosen partner with a 51 per cent stake in the joint venture -- will finally become a very successful businessman indeed.
Read Manini Chatterjee's column for the Telegraph here.