Narendra Modi is under the fire over paying extra for the purchase of 36 Rafale planes estimated to be worth $8.7 billion in 2016.
'Indian PM is at receiving end in the Rafale jet scam deal'
Indian opposition leaders have been alleging major corruption in the $8.7 billion deal for the purchase of 36 fighter jet for the Indian Air Force.
The Indian premier blamed the previous governments and opposition over 'politicisation' of the deal signed by India for purchases of 36 Rafale jets.
NEW DELHI: India has vowed to stand firm on a multi-billion dollar deal to buy warplanes from France’s Dassault Aviation, as the opposition Congress party called on Monday for an inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing. Former French President Francois Hollande, who approved the deal when he was in office, triggered a political storm in India after he said the Indian government influenced the choice of a local partner in the deal. New Delhi has denied the allegations, but opposition parties are gunning for Prime…