First Rafale Jet To Be Delivered To India In September: French Minister
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 8:44 AM
France said first Rafale fighter jet will land in India in September and it will be a-strong-signal of Indo-French cooperation. Thereafter, 35 Rafale jets will be delivered one by one, Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean Baptiste Lemoyne said. Mr Lemoyne's trip is first French ministerial visit to India after the Modi government assumed office for a second term.
"Rafale Deal Country's Biggest Ever Scam," Says Rahul Gandhi
Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:34 PM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi termed the Rafale fighter jet deal as the country's "biggest ever" defence scam and blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for it. Addressing an event in Raipur, he claimed that the price of the Rafale jets "magically" rose from Rs.540 to Rs.1600 crore per piece. "The company, which was given the contract, was in a debt of Rs.45,000 crore," he claimed.