Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said all the provisions of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) have been followed and an inter-governmental agreement was signed on September 23, 2016.
The MP from Amethi said that people of Gujarat should question the PM on issues related to Rafale deal and Jay Shah when he comes to Gujarat.
Government’s reluctance to share data on the price of the aircraft has raised several scenarios, none of them flattering to it
The Rafale deal has been the focus of debate with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accusing the PM of changing the ‘entire deal’ to benefit a businessman.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale aircraft deal and asked the media why it did not question the PM in this regard, as the entire deal was allegedly changed to benefit one businessman.
The much-anticipated contract for 36 Rafale fighter jets will be signed on September 23 as both India and France have finalized the details for the deal, which will cost about Euro 7.87 billion.
The IAF’s squadron strength has dwindled to dangerously low levels, many jets are near the end of their operational lives, and the future looks uncertain.
In other news DCW chief visited house of 80-year-old woman who was allegedly abused by her daughter, Pinarayi Vijayan to swear-in as Kerala Chief Minister, etc.
Union Defence Minister discusses improved procurement, AgustaWestland, and his view of honesty with Indian Express.
The development comes nearly four months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande signed a memorandum of agreement to purchase 36 Rafale combat jets.
Defence Ministry sources indicated that the government machinery worked against time to complete the much-expected Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) two weeks ago.
The purchase of the 36 Rafale jets from France would cost India around Rs 60,000 crore.
36 French fighters will arrive over 7 yrs, IAF hopes to build squadron strength.
The plan to purchase 36 aircraft, which was announced by PM Narendra Modi during his visit to France, is currently being negotiated by Indian and French teams.
India’s insistence on the offset clause, tweaking of weaponary technology and plans to set up two bases for Rafale fighter jets would lead to cost escalation.