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Modi govt refutes Congress' allegations on Rafale fighter jet deal

Official sources said Rajeev Verma proceeded in September 2016 for a one-week training programme - and not on leave as 'mischievously' alleged in the report

Jet pact renewed in March, cost details already known

Archis Mohan New Delhi
The Narendra Modi government on Thursday rejected Congress party’s allegations that laid down procedures were not followed in the Rafale fighter jet deal, and a bureaucrat who had flagged the benchmark price of the deal was sent on forced leave.

At a press conference, Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy said then joint secretary and acquisition manager (Air) in the defence ministry Rajeev Verma had raised questions about the benchmark price of the Rafale fighter jet. Reddy, and also Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in a tweet, cited an Indian Express report on the subject.

Official sources dismissed media reports as well

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First Published: Sep 27 2018 | 11:09 PM IST

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