Indian PM indirectly accepts PAF superiority over IAF, dreamed a different outcome of battle
He said the country is today feeling the absence of Rafale fighter jets.
He said if previous governments had purchased the Rafale aircraft the outcome of the recent incidents could have been different.
Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there is a lot of talk in the country these days that the country is suffering due to the absence of Rafale fighter jets.
"In dino bahut charcha chal rahi hai aur ek swar uth raha hai ki desh main Rafale ki kami khal rahi hai. Aaj Hindustan ek swar main keh raha hai ki aaj agar hamre paas Rafale hota toh shayad parinam kuch aur hota (Today there is talk that India is missing the Rafale jets. The entire nation is saying that if India had Rafale jets today, the outcome of the recent incidents would have been something different)," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he would like to make it very clear that in the past, the country "suffered" due to vested interest over the Rafale jets.
"And at present, we continue to suffer due to the politicisation of the Rafale deal. The vested interests and politicisation has caused great harm to the nation's interest," PM Modi said.