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Compared to 126 aircraft deal, India managed to save 17 per cent money for Specific Enhancements in 36 Rafale contract: CAG report

The delivery schedule of the first 18 Rafale aircraft is better than the one proposed in the 126 aircraft deal, by five months, report added.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 13, 2019 12:42 IST ]
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CAG report on Capital Acquisitions in Indian Air Force was tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. It also included the details of the Rafale deal.

The report said compared to the 126 aircraft deal, India managed to save 17.08 per cent money for the India Specific Enhancements in the 36 Rafale contract. 

The delivery schedule of the first 18 Rafale aircraft is better than the one proposed in the 126 aircraft deal, by five months, report added.

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Informing further, the audit noted that the IAF did not define the ASQRs (Air Staff Qualitative Requirements) properly. As a result, none of the vendors could fully meet the ASQRs. ASQRs were changed repeatedly during the procurement process, reported ANI.

“It created difficulties during technical and price evaluation and affected integrity of competitive tendering; one of the main reasons for delay in acquisition process. Objectivity, equity and consistency of technical evaluation process wasn't evident in Technical Evaluation Report," it added.

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