New Delhi, Feb 13 : The CAG report on the Rafale combat aircraft deal tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday has endorsed the government claims of better negotiations vis-a-vis the UPA dispensation and said the government could ink the deal at 2.86 per cent cheaper than what was decided earlier.
The report which deals with procurement of 36 Rafale aircraft shows that in terms of Services and Products Operational support, the final deal inked in 2015 was at 4.77 per cent cheaper than the earlier rate.
Similarly, for India specific announcement, the deal was 17.08 per cent lesser than what was proposed earlier by the UPA.
The report said -- 'There is no difference between the bid of 2007 as escalated ......with actual escalation factor, and the negotiated cost of the 2015 offer for the aircraft'.
Moments after CAG report on the contentious procurement from France was tabled in Rajya Sabha, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the same tweeting 'Satyameva Jayate” – the truth shall prevail".
"The CAG Report on Rafale reaffirms the dictum," he said. UNI