JPC on Rafale not needed, “it is not 2G or Bofors”, says Nirmala Sitharaman


Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Wednesday rejected the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into the Rafale deal, saying it was unlike the 2G Spectrum or Bofors issues where aspects like the money trail surfaced.

“It is not needed,” she told reporters here in reply to a question on the matter. Unlike the 2G issue, no institution like the Comptroller and Auditor General said anything against the Rafale deal, she said.

The matter even reached the Supreme Court which expressed its satisfaction, be it process involved or the price, she told reporters here.  Read More

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