French officials negate Congress’s Rafale allegations

November 16, 2017

According to a Times of India report, French officials on Wednesday claimed that the Rafale fighter jets were selected “for outstanding performance and competitive price”, thwarting Congress’s argument of the deal being overpriced and biased towards a single company.

The Congress had questioned the government’s preference towards Reliance Defence Limited which entered into a Rs. 30,000 crore deal with Dassault Aviation (the manufacturing company).

 

But certain factors show that the costing on each plane would shoot up. For one, the cost of the overall deal would have gone up since it was calculated that manpower required to assemble each jet was nearly three times higher in India than it was in France.

Shreya Paul