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Congress welcomes arrival of Rafale jets, but questions govt over delay and high cost

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The Congress on Wednesday welcomed the arrival of Rafale fighter jets in India, but questioned the delay and their high cost. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked why each Rafale jet was purchased by the government at a cost of Rs 1,670 crore while the erstwhile Congress-led dispensation struck a deal for Rs 526 crore, and why the offset contract was given to a "bankrupt" private firm instead of the public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
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