A political HAL storm


Congress president Rahul Gandhi continued his barrage against the Modi government’s purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets with a strategically-timed public meeting. He addressed over 100 workers of PSU monolith Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) outside their corporate headquarters in Bengaluru on October 12.

Rahul’s public meeting came just a day after Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s trip to Paris for the annual India-France defence dialogue, where she was photographed at a Dassault facility assembling Rafale jets for India.

HAL is India’s strategic asset. The future of India’s aerospace industry has been destroyed by snatching Rafale from HAL and gifting it to Anil Ambani,’ he tweeted.

At the meeting, Rahul called HAL a temple of modern India’, a line his great-grandfather coined for India’s public sector undertakings.   Read More

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