The Rafale deal has now become an international issue, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel claimed, speaking to reporters.
The multi-role Rafale jets, built by French aerospace major Dassault Aviation, are known for air superiority and precision strikes.
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh alleged large-scale corruption in the form of payment of commission in the Rafale deal.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said truth cannot be silenced while former defence minister AK Antony said the the Modi government cannot escape accountability by keeping mum.
We have a range of freedoms that is unique to us. The French authorities openly said last week that Dassault gave one million euro as “gift” to an Indian middleman in the Rafale aircraft deal.
Gandhi said this after a French media report claimed that 1.1 million Euros was paid to a "middleman" by the aircraft manufacturer, a charge that was denied by the BJP as baseless.
The jets were provided mid-air refuelling by air force tankers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the IAF said.
Rajnath Singh said induction of Rafale jets into the IAF is crucial considering the kind of atmosphere being created along India's border.
Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy.
The former defence minister accused Sitharaman of trying to tarnish the image of public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
Answering questions ranging from lack of experience to state-owned HAL being overlooked for the deal, the group said Ministry of Defence has no role in selection of Indian partners by foreign vendors
Sitharaman's response, in a written reply, came to a question by Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal seeking to know why the government was not disclosing details of the deal.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi calls Rafale fighter jets deal a scam after Centre denies to disclose details
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the way the Centre is adamant on not disclosing details of Rafale fighter jets deal, shows that a scam has taken place.
Antony had put strange noting on the file dealing with Rafale purchase and asserted that the French aircraft has given India a superiority over Pakistan in terms of air power.
The Defence Minister today slammed the previous UPA government for not taking a decision on the Rafale fighter jet deal for about 10 years.