The CAG report on the Rafale deal was tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. On Monday, the report was sent to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the finance ministry

New Delhi: Amid uproar and a fresh wave of allegations over the Rafale deal, a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the matter was on Wednesday tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

The CAG report, “Air Force, performance audit on capital acquisition in Indian Air Force — Union Government (Defence Services)" was tabled in the Upper House of Parliament amid consistent uproar by the Opposition parties.

The CAG report states that as compared to the 126-aircraft deal, India managed to save 17.08% through the India-specific enhancements in the contract for purchase of 36 flyaway Rafale jets.

“A decision was made in April 2015 to procure 36 Rafale aircraft through a government to government contract with the French government. An inter-government agreement along with aircraft and weapons package supply protocols was concluded in September 2016 for procurement of 36 flyaway aircraft along with associated equipment at a cost of “U" million €. To have a systemic view of the acquisition process, we have examined the complete process of procurement of the MMRCA, starting from the first proposal of the IAF for single-vendor procurement of 126 aircraft in the year 2000 to the acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft through IGA in 2016," the CAG report states.

On Monday, the CAG report was sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan as well as the Union finance ministry, before being tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, “Every day there are new revelations about Rafale that make it clear that the Prime Minister helped his friend Anil Ambani steal 30,000 crore of your money."