Air Force Chief called liar by opposition for calling Rafale good aircraft: Nirmala Sitharaman

Updated:1 month ago IST

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): While addressing a seminar on Rafale aircraft in the national capital, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “Between 2014 and today, in the purchases (in defence), including the ones done by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, we deliberately not had any middleman coming into the corridors of South Block. If their (opposition parties) intention is to sabotage even this procurement (Rafale), to stop the purchase even now, that’s the icing on the cake as regards disservice to the nation. Icing on the cake is a wrong expression but just the cruel last hit towards serving this nation.” “Chief of Air Force was called a liar by our opponents for just calling the Rafale a good aircraft. He didn’t say he loves Prime Minister Narendra Modi or he likes Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He just said it is a damn good aircraft, that's his business to say”, she added.

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