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Rafale Deal: CAG report vs The Hindu Report

It is the last day of the last winter session of the 16th LokSabha but the josh seems high in the opposition ranks. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, known as CAG, had earlier informed that the report on the Rafale deal will be ready before the winter session ends. As this is the last day of the winter session, the Rafale deal report has been presented in the parliament. However, as we know most of the winter session resulted in a heated exchange between the ruling party and the opposition over the Rafale deal. The last day of the winter session was no different. The Congress along with its MPs protested outside the parliament against PM Modi and Anil Ambani. paper planes with the picture of Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani were flown as a part of the protest.
But it was the much-awaited CAG findings that everyone was looking forward to. Now, the CAG report is out and it says that the new deal of 36 Rafale jets is actually cheaper than the UPA-era deal. The report says compared to the 126 aircraft deal, India managed to save 17.08% money for the India Specific Enhancements in the Rafale contract. For the overall deal, The inter-governmental contract was 2.86 per cent lower than the earlier aligned price. The Hindu which has been coming out with a series of revelations about Rafale deal since few days has reported today that the deal is not on ‘better terms’ than UPA-era offer. And some of the findings of the report are contrary to the CAG report.

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