The demand to disclose details of the Rs 58,000-crore deal for 36 Rafale jets such as its value was “unrealistic” as doing so might compromise India’s national security, the ministry said.
The Congress has demanded that the prime minister make a clarification on the issue, as other opposition parties took the ruling dispensation to task on several other issues.
“This government is playing with the security of the country. And one instance is the Rafale deal… It is the biggest scam. There is complete non-transparency,” said senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
He claimed various rules and regulations of defence acquisition were violated while doing the deal.