Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan claimed on Monday that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had allegedly put pressure on the central government to increase the price of the Rafale fighter aircraft.
"NSA Ajit Doval pressured the government to increase the price of aircraft by 3.2 billion. There was no need for it, and he being an advisor had no role to play in price matter. There was a committee of price negotiation to look after," Mr Chavan alleged at a book launch in Pune.
At the event, Mr Chavan claimed that Dassault Aviation had promised the former UPA government to transfer the technology to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited or HAL.