Government ignored defense procurement during the Rafale deal: Chidambaram

NC Network, New Delhi 

Attacking the government over the Rafale issue, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram  on Saturday accused the Centre of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and "bypassing" several committees to secure the deal. 

The former finance minister  alleged that the Cabinet Committee saying that  Security was not taken into confidence by the government before signing the deal.

"Why was the defence procurement procedure ignored in the Rafale deal.? why were the Contract Negotiation Committee and the Price Negotiation Committee kept in the dark about it? The Cabinet Committee on Security was also not taken into confidence," Chidambaram said.

He also claimed that there was a huge difference in the price per aircraft secured by the UPA regime and what has now been agreed  by the NDA government.

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