“Is it correct that per aircraft pricing of Rafale as per UPA negotiation comes to 80.95 million dollars (Rs 526.1 crore) as against Modi government’s per aircraft negotiated price of 241.66 million dollars (Rs 1570.8 crore) as per current exchange rate?” Randeep Surjewala said
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was highly critical of the UPA government for not finalising the Rafale deal during its decade-long rule.
Calling the bickering over the deal as “disservice” to the armed forces, Sitharaman also cited the urgent requirement of the Indian Air Force as the main reason for sealing the deal.
Sitharaman assured Mufti to look into the issue of revision and payment of rent to land owners of High Ground, Anantnag. She regretted the delay and inconvenience caused all these years to land owners who have not been paid rent, the spokesman said.
China had objected to Sitharaman’s first visit to the border state on Saturday and Sunday, saying her tour of the “disputed area” was not conducive to peace in the region.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday campaigned for the BJP in the Tamil-dominated pockets of the Maninagar Assembly constituency
Demonetisation was done with cash to GDP ratio in mind, the Defence Minister said, stressing it was not a ‘sudden decision’.
The Indian side should work with the Chinese side to make contribution to properly revolving the issue through dialogue and create enabling environment and conditions, Nirmala Sitharaman said
The defence minister interacted with the troops at Army posts at Kibithu in Anjaw district and lauded their dedication to the service and their efforts in such a remote and inhospitable terrain
While state chief minister raised the urgent need to establish a cantonment in the capital area of Itanagar, Sitharaman assured that this would be accorded high priority.
The Defence Minister said it is necessary to prioritise peace for development and the Centre will definitely respond to any need of the state and its borders
“Although conflict resolution mechanisms have been established to address concerns between nations, undermining these institutions by unilateralism and maritime muscle flexing is resulting in fragile security situation at many places,” Lanba said.
The Congress remembers the role played by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in keeping the country united, but BJP leaders and workers, with their divisive approach, are working against Patel’s teachings, Naik said.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman conveyed to the Army during the conference that modernisation of the force was a priority for the government and all its “deficiencies” will be addressed to strengthen its combat capability.
This follows the rising disquiet among serving military officers — exhibited on social media platforms — that the Army had agreed to an existing committee’s recommendations on status equivalence.