NDA's Rafale deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA's: CAG Report

Dealing a mighty blow to Congress and its clown prince, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said in its report that the Rafale fighter jet deal signed in 2016 was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the one UPA chalked out in 2007.
Today, the report on Capital Acquisitions in Indian Air Force was tabled in Rajya Sabha that included the Rafale deal signed between India and France.
A fake news report appeared in the leftist propaganda organ The Hindu had claimed that the NDA's Rafale deal was not "Better" than the Congress one, citing a manipulated document, which was later exposed by the mainstream media.
"The lies of the Mahajhootbandhan stand exposed by the CAG report," tweeted Union Minister Arun Jaitley. Taking a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi, he added, "It cannot be that the Supreme Court is wrong, the CAG is wrong and only the dynast is right."
Key takeaways from the CAG report:

  • 2016 deal concluded at 2.86% less than 2007 deal
  • The delivery schedule of the Rafale jets has been enhanced by 5 months. 

  • According to the audit, the basic flyaway aircraft was bought at the same price as that of 2007.