New Delhi, Jan 7: On the ruckus over Rafale deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman answered in the LokSabha today. She answered about the allegations raised by opposition leader Rahul Gandhi. She made it clear that 1 lakh crore work order has been given to HAL. These orders include 19 Dornier transport Aircraft worth 34000 crore rupees. Helicopters cost worth rupees 15,000, aero engines of 8400 rupees etc. All details come together total comes to 1 lakh crore. She said “ I would like to set all doubts to rest by adding that I have received confirmation from HAL from 2014 to 2018. Contracts amounting to 26,570.80 crores have already been signed with HAL. Orders approximately 73,000 crores are in the pipeline.”
She gave proof of the valid documents and made it clear that the allegations of the opposition are misleading.
The details are also put in Annexure 1 and Annexure 2 respectively. These documents clearly confirm the correctness of my statement made on the floor of this house. The doubts raised in this regard are incorrect and misleading.