New Delhi: With the AgustaWestland chopper deal being discussed heatedly in Parliament, it is expected that more aircraft deals that were signed under the UPA regime may also be targeted by the current government.
One of the aircraft deals that may come under the scanner is the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal, which is the PC-7 MkII and selection of Rafale.
“The Ministry of Law & Justice has made certain observations and the same will be taken into account while finalising the Inter-Governmental Agreement [IGA], which is still under negotiation,” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.
In a strong observation on the original MMRCA contest, the report observed that the contract negotiations in the procurement case could not be concluded “because Dassault Aviation did not confirm agreement with certain terms” of the Request for Proposal (RFP) and its bid.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the direct purchase of 36 Rafale jets in April last year in Paris.