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The previous UPA government in 2012 started negotiations with Dassault Aviation to buy 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).
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.'
Saab Gripen will be contesting with the likes of the Russian MiG 35, Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing F/A 18 and Lockheed Martin F-16 for the upcoming deal.
Rahul took to Twitter to attack Sitharaman, alleging that her position as the defence minister has become untenable as a former chief of HAL has "nailed her lie".
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that the Rafale deal was the biggest scam of the century, stressing that PM Narendra Modi owed an answer to the nation on the issue.
The MIM chief termed the Ordinance as a way of distracting the public from core issues such as rising petrol prices, the Kashmir issue, Rafale deal.
On Tuesday, Sitharaman said that Sidhu's gesture of hugging Pakistan's army chief impacted soldiers back home and asserted that the Punjab minister could have "avoided it".
Probe into Rafale deal can't be set up to satisfy ego of an 'ill-informed' Congress leader: Ravi Shankar Prasad
The Congress has also been demanding a joint parliamentary committee probe into the matter.
A Congress delegation on Wednesday met the Comptroller and Auditor General to seek a probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets by the Narendra Modi government.