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@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 1/ If you want to understand why & how @Iyervval has been spreading LIES about everything on Rafale, read our point by point rebuttal to his article. #ModiAmbaniRafaleScam…
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 2/ A.COST INFLATION He first uses his own old article, and several in the media to "claim" the price had "Bloated 300%" to $30 Bn
"By April 2013, the same media reported a 50% increase to $15 Bn ($119 M ppu). By January 2014, this price had bloated 300% to $30 Bn ($238 M ppu)"
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 3/ A.1 This is of course more than double of what even the Defence Minister himself claimed after the renegotiated deal (₹ 90,000 Cr ~$14Bn on Apr 13, 2015)…
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 4/ A.2 This was also denied by Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier himself at the time, who told PTI in Feb 2015 that they were still sticking to the original RFP price.…
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 5/ B. QATAR/EGYPT DEALS: He then compares Egypt and Qatar deals, to justify the price.
"Qatar bought at $292 million ppu, .. Egypt bought their Rafales for $246 million ppu and India paid $243 million"
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 6/ B.1 He has simply divided the $5.9Bn Egypt arms deal by 24 to arrive at this per unit Rafale price.

IGNORING the simple fact that the Egypt deal involved buying a Frigate as well!
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 7/ B.2 He has also "conveniently ignored" a simple fact that Qatar deal had an option to buy additional 12 at $1.3 Bn, which they exercised, thus bringing their average per unit cost to be lower than India as well!…
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 8/ Besides, until we know the details of the full package in each case, how can we even compare the deals?

Should we not compare with what Dassault was offering INDIA in the first place?
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 9/ C EUROFIGHTER . He then "Argues" that Defence Procurement Procedure(DPP) wouldn't allow bringing L2 bidder eurofighter in the deal.

He is unable to see that this is NO LONGER the original deal-once you do away with the plan for 18+108 as per 2007 RFP, it is a NEW DEAL.
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 10/ D. IGA eligiblity as per DPP, care to explain which criteria was application here?

@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 11/ E. Finally he Defends cronyism with a false wahataboutery:

"Would Dassault tying up with Reliance (Mukesh Ambani) in 2012 and then winning the contract be UPA cronyism?"
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi 12/12 FACT: Mukesh Ambani entered into a partnership with DA on Feb 12, 2012. This was 2 weeks AFTER they were chosen as L1 Bidder, & ~ 2 years after Rafale and Typhoon were shortlisted by IAF, HAL was still the offset partner.…
@Iyervval @RahulGandhi This so called "journalist" @iyervval, who has been at the forefront in defending #RafaleScam blocked us because we exposed numerous LIES in his report.
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