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Surjewala also accused the PM of increasing the benchmark price of the aircraft by Euro 3 billion or `22,743 crore.
Dhanoa said it is the duty of the Air Force personnel to remain combat worthy and maintain combat systems operational for any contingency at a short notice.
Pawar's comment comes days after his earlier statement that people had no doubt about Modi's intentions in the purchase of the fighter jets, was inferred as defence of the prime minister.
We are buying 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition: Nirmala Sitharaman hits back at Congress
The Congress has demanded the government explain why instead of 126 Rafale fighter jets, only 36 are being purchased if they were cheaper under the NDA deal than the one worked out by the UPA.
Jaitley, hinting at a possible ‘collusion’, raised questions as to how Hollande’s comments casting aspersion on the Indian government came just two days after a tweet by Rahul.
Hollande had said that Dassault Aviation was given no choice but to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence for the offset clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal.
Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy.
'In the news item published, ex-Chairman and Managing Director, HAL chief has been quoted as stating that an agreed work-share with Dassault Aviation was submitted to the government.'
IAF chief Dhanoa said the government was strengthening the air force by providing the Rafale fighter from France and the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia.
The air chief also said that India's neighbours are not sitting idle and countries like China are modernising its air force significantly.
A number of IAF teams have already visited France to help Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale, incorporate India-specific enhancements on-board the fighter aircraft, officials said.
The Rafale fighter aircraft and transport aircraft staged through Air Force Station, Gwalior, and Air Force Station, Agra, from September 1-4.
The Congress alleged that Prime Minister Modi had made the announcement of "off-the-shelf" purchase of the fighters in Paris after paying an "extra amount".
The Congress has been demanding that the government disclose the purchase price of each Rafale jet during the ongoing session of Parliament.
The Congress today said there is no clause in the 2008 pact between India and France that prevents the government from divulging price details of the aircraft.