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Congress also brings up ThePrint story on how Eurofighter was offering India a better deal, asks Modi govt to explain why the deal was rejected.
ThePrint looks closely at the series of events in the now controversial defence deal.
For far too long, successive governments have used the veil of secrecy to block information on defence spending and acquisition.
The current debate on the Rafale deal seems to be going the way of a petty slugfest.
Lack of expertise, research and interest among parliamentarians, existence of lobbies, political opportunism have led to the current impasse in defence deals.
In all high-ticket defence deals, it may be prudent for the government to brief a compressed Parliamentary Committee for Defence, regarding the nuances of the contract.
Is political debate on defence deals like the Rafale fighter jet necessary for accountability?
Party accuses the BJP government of promoting financial interests of ‘crony capitalist friends’, says deal signed with France has caused huge loss to exchequer.
The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest. Today's crisis shows it may be left with too little time in this term to refocus on governance.