Govt negotiated a good deal on Rafale jets: Air Chief

RSTV Bureau

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Thursday said government had negotiated a very good deal to buy Rafale fighter jets.

“There is no controversy. What is the controversy I don’t understand? It is not overpriced. The government has negotiated a very good deal,” said the IAF Chief.

IAF Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa

IAF Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal’s comments came after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi criticised government over the purchasing deal.

I think we have negotiated a better deal in the Rafale contract than what we did in MMRCA (Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft): IAF Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the Parliament house in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the Parliament house in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo

Rahul Gandhi attacked the government over the Rafale fighter aircraft agreement and asked the media why it did not question him for allegedly changing the “entire deal” to benefit a businessman.

“I answer all your questions, whatever you ask me. Why don’t you question Prime Minister Modi on the Rafale deal, on Amit Shah’s son? Why don’t you question the prime minister who changed the entire Rafale deal to help a businessman?” he asked.

He was speaking to reporters after the meeting of the newly formed All India Unorganised Workers Congress (AIUWC).