Rafale deal: Modi govt followed UPA’s policy on inter-governmental agreements


At a time when the Narendra Modi government is under attack over the Rafale deal, it is emerging that the policy for signing inter-governmental agreements without “classically” following the Standard Operating Procedure or Standard Contract Document was laid down by the previous Congress-led UPA government in 2013.

The Indian negotiating team, which firmed up the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from French company Dassault through an inter-governmental agreement, followed that policy of the UPA government, top official sources said here on Monday.

In 2013, the UPA government came up with a new policy which allows the Defence Ministry to not follow the laid down rules and sign inter-governmental agreements with friendly foreign countries as per mutually agreed provisions  between both sides. Read More

You may also read!

Kargil To Have Full-fledged Airport For Commercial Flights

A team of Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials will visit border district of Kargil have a full

Read More...

DGCA Draft Proposal Seeks To Make Ops Of Choppers Safer

The country’s aviation regulator has come up with a draft proposal to improve safety standards in helicopter operations, after

Read More...

Air India Plans Expansion To Fill Jet Airways Void; Flights To Nairobi, Hong Kong, Bali Likely Soon

With significant drop in overseas capacity due to Jet Airways’ grounding, national carrier Air India plans to expand its

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Mobile Sliding Menu