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NDA's Rafale deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA's 2007 offer: CAG report

The report gives much relief to the Modi government, which has been facing fervent attacks by the Congress over the fighter jet deal.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The negotiated by the government to procure 36 fighter jets was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the UPA's 2007 offer, the said in its report.

With regard to specific enhancements, the deal was 17.08 per cent cheaper, said the CAG report, which was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.

In terms of engineering support package and performance based logistics, the deal was 6.54 per cent expensive, it stated.

The deal was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the one negotiated by the government in 2007, according to the report.

The report gives much relief to the Modi government, which has been facing fervent attacks by the over the fighter jet deal.

The Centre has repeatedly denied allegations by the opposition party in the Rafale issue.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 12:55 IST
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