He says the center refuses to disclose the price of combat aircraft
Based on the two members due to Sabha’s response from Defense Minister Nirmala Setharaman’s response that the cost of India rafale deal could not be disclosed confidential information, Congress put pressure on the center and said the deal was a “big scam”. The opposition party is committed to Nardendra Modi’s national security and national interest to appease “capitalists” near the BJP.
Sitharaman told Congressman Rajiv Joda, in a written response that the agreement between the governments of India and France ensures the protection of confidential information. Quoting this response, Congress claimed that there was a complete lack of transparency in the disclosure of the purchase price of aircraft. The center also violated the mandatory provisions of “defensive procurement procedures”, and did not ask permission “Security Committee Ministers” before the signing of Rafal.
“The government of Modi is handing over the unforgivable game of prejudice to national interests and national security,” said opposition leader Rajia Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad. “Brewing a large scam in the purchase of fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force.A serious concerns and claims insurmountable losses to the public treasury is the year, the government refused to tell the truth,” he said. Bharatiya Janata Party used to demand the resignation of ministers from the United Progressive Alliance, even in the slightest provocation.
Conference President, Rahul Gandhi, told Twitter that the defense minister had negotiated each Rafal aircraft by the prime minister and the price of “a trusted friend a secret state secret.” Azad said that Moody publicly promote the financial interests of his “close friends capitalist” and thus spoiled the purchase of 36 aircraft “Dassault Aviation” in France.
“What is the price of each plane 36 aircraft Raval buy the government Moody? Why is the prime minister and defense minister hide” purchase price? “The price of the India rafale deal ticket as the negotiation of the UPA comes to $ 80.95 million (₹ 526.1 billion rupees) in exchange for negotiating on the Modiin government plane (₹ 1570.8 billion rupees) price $ 24.16 billion. Who is responsible for the lost treasure, “he asked.
When do you start your purchase?
The Indian Air Force sought more fighter aircraft in 2001. The current Israeli Air Force fleet consists mainly of heavy and light fighter aircraft. The Ministry of India defence procurement then considered bringing in medium-length fighters. Despite the existence of the idea since 2001, the actual operation began in 2007. The Defense Acquisition Board, headed by the then Minister of Defense A.K. Anthony, agreed to request bids for the purchase of 126 aircraft in August 2007. This bidding process began.
Why this delay?
India and France have seen national elections and a change of government during the ongoing negotiations. The price was another factor. Even during the signing of the purchase agreement, neither side could reach a conclusion on the financial aspects. According to the sources, the price of the plane is approximately 740 crore rupees, and India wants at least to cut the cost by 20 percent.
Although the initial plan was to purchase 126 aircraft, India has reduced it to 36 aircraft, and this is also under conditions.