CAG says military offset part of Rafale deal still pending

New Delhi, Sep 24: The country’s top auditor said that Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale have not confirmed the transfer of technology (ToT) to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which was part of the contract. 

The Indian Air Force (IAF) had two weeks back formally inducted five of the 36 Rafale jets ordered from France under a Rs 59,000 crore deal. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in a detailed report tabled in Parliament doubted that the ToT for a key engine would even take place. It further pointed out that several offset contracts built into multiple defence deals have not yielded the desired results. 

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