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Our Rafale deal 20% cheaper than what UPA govt negotiated: Arun Jaitley

The Finance Minister asserted that no rules were bypassed and the Cabinet Committee on Security's approval was taken for the deal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Smita Prakash | ANI
Clearing the air around the Rafale deal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the present NDA government has negotiated hard to keep prices down by at least 20 per cent for each aircraft as per 2016 deal, compared to that of the UPA in 2007.

In an exclusive interview to ANI, Jaitley underlined the fact that each of these aircraft was coming fully loaded and the deal is government-to-government, without involving anyone in between.

“Can you compare a basic aircraft’s pricing with a loaded aircraft? Can you compare a simple aircraft with a weaponised aircraft?... If in 2012

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First Published: Aug 29 2018 | 2:12 PM IST

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