The Congress and BJP are once again at loggerheads over the cost of India’s largest defence procurement deal – the Rafale deal. Proposed in 2007 and inked in 2016, the wait for the Rafale fighter jets has spanned over a decade. In the meantime, the Governments of India and France have changed, and so have terms of the contract signed – and allegedly the prices too.
What are the terms of the Rafale deal? Why the massive delay in procuring the jets from France? How much does the contract cost India?