Rafale deal: Nirmala Sitharaman’s claim on lack of IAF infra preposterous, says Congress

Stepping up its attack on the government over the Rafale fighter jet deal, the Congress on Thursday termed as “preposterous” Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s assertion that the government chose to procure only 36 aircraft from France in 2015, instead of the 126 being negotiated by the UPA government, as infrastructure and other technical requirements of the Indian Air Force do not allow for greater induction. The Congress said the Defence Minister has been “caught lying again”. Read more…

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