Nothing has gone wrong with Rafale deal, I feelRafale aircraft deal is a deal that could not be finalised by a goverment that ruled for 10 years, but could be finalized by a governnment within 3 years of its governance.
The opposition parties(Congress) suspects a big scandal in pricing. I feel nothing has gone wrong in the deal. While the deal was for 600 crores for one aircraft by Congress, the deal is about 1500 crores by BJP. What's wrong? It took Congress government 8 years to fix the deal at Rs. 600 crores,( yet could not finalize it)
My justification for the increase in price from 600 to 1500 crore per piece is:-.
Aircraft cost in the year 2006 was - Rs. 600 crores (approx)
After 10 years, Aircraft cost in the year 2016 is - Rs1500 crores (approx)
Let us take the salary (Basic pay)of a central government employee in the year 2006. Say it was Rs. 600/-
After 10 years, the Pay Commission has recommended it to be increased to 2.57 times. It is Rs. 600 x2.57 = Rs.1542/-
If the Basic salary of an individual can be increased 2.57 times, why not the price of an fighter aircraft?
Is it not a justified deal by the BJP government? Why should we make noise calling it a defence scandal? Who will convince Rahul Gandhi?