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'NDA's Rafale deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA offer': Here's what CAG report says

"It cannot be that the Supreme Court is wrong, the CAG is wrong and only the dynast is right. Satyameva Jayate" – the truth shall prevail. The CAG Report on Rafale reaffirms the dictum," said Arun Jaitley.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 13, 2019 13:54 IST ]
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CAG report on Capital Acquisitions in Indian Air Force was tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The report revealed that the deal negotiated by the NDA government to procure 36 fighter jets was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the UPA's 2007 offer.  It also included the details of the Rafale deal. With regard to India specific enhancements, the deal was 17.08 per cent cheaper, said the CAG report. In terms of engineering support package and performance based logistics, the deal was 6.54 per cent expensive, it stated. 

Here’s what the report says:

  • The Rafale deal negotiated by the NDA government to procure 36 fighter jets was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the UPA's 2007 offer, the Comptroller and Auditor General said in its report.
  • With regard to India specific enhancements, the deal was 17.08 per cent cheaper, said the CAG report.
  • In terms of engineering support package and performance-based logistics, the deal was 6.54 per cent expensive. 
  • Former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan: Rahul Gandhi has constantly lied. If someone has to be given a tag of 'mahajhootha' or an award for it then he'll be the first contender. He has no shame. The way he had lied in Rafale matter, all his facts&documents are turning out to be false.
  • "It cannot be that the Supreme Court is wrong, the CAG is wrong and only the dynast is right. Satyameva Jayate" – the truth shall prevail. The CAG Report on Rafale reaffirms the dictum," said Arun Jaitley.

The report has given much relief to the Modi government, which has been facing fervent attacks by Congress over the fighter jet deal. The Centre has repeatedly denied allegations by the opposition party in the Rafale issue.

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