The Rafale deal has created quite the stir in the country. The Congress party and its allies have been going hammer and tongs against the Narendra Modi led government alleging a scam in the purchase of Dassault Rafale jets despite several experts explaining threadbare why no scam exists. The Rafale chief himself had debunked Congress’ conspiracy theories as well and the Ministry of Defence too had issued statements.
Rahul Gandhi had even alleged on the floor of the house during the no-confidence motion against the Modi government that he had a private meeting with the French President Macron and Macron had himself told Rahul Gandhi that there is no confidentiality agreement and that the Indian government was free to disclose the price of the jets. However, even before the parliament session got over, the French government released a statement refuting Rahul Gandhi’s claims. Later, proof surfaced showing that the Congress government had itself signed the confidentiality agreement.
Even Anil Ambani had written a letter explaining the deal to Rahul Gandhi so he would stop with the platitudes and fear mongering. But to no avail.
The deal, however, has inspired quite a bit of curiosity. Actress Pallavi Joshi has released a video that explains the Rafale deal in the simplest terms with an everyday example. If one wants to tear through the rhetoric and focus on the crux of the issue, this is certainly the video one must watch.