"1,100 crore per plane or 36,000 crore i.e 10 per cent of our defence budget, in the pocket."
"Meanwhile, our Army begs our government for money," he added attaching a couple of pages from the report.
Congress MP K.V. Thomas, in a written question in the Lok Sabha, had asked if the government had been urged to issue a White Paper on the Rafale deal by "defence experts as well as some political leaders", and its reaction. But Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre replied in the negative to both the questions.
The Opposition Congress had alleged that the deal for 36 Rafale fighter planes with the French government was finalised at a higher price than the previous deal for 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA).
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