Former French President Francois Hollande in his recent statement to news agency AFP on September 22 in Montreal Canada contradicted his earlier statement over the Rafale aircraft deal.

In his latest statement, Hollande said that the companies Relaince Defence and Dassault Aviation chose each other as offset partners in the Rafale deal and that there was no intervention of any government in choosing offset partner.

Hollande had earlier in an interview to Mediapart said that, "We did not have a choice, we took the interlocutor who was given to us," indicating that the partnership between Dassault Aviation and Reliance Defence was entered at the behest of the Indian government.

Amidst all this, can Hollande be considered credible?