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Modi government in a muddle over deal for French fighter jets

India’s much-delayed acquisition of Dassault Rafale combat aircraft from France has erupted into a major controversy this week, with the country’s defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, refusing to reveal the total cost of the deal. In a written response to Parliament, Sitharaman claimed that revealing the cost was forbidden by a bilateral agreement between India and […]