Earlier in the day, taking to Twitter, Rahul said according to the Defence Minister the price negotiated for each Rafale jet by Prime Minister Modi and his "reliable" buddy is a state secret.
security threat and they will brand all who ask as 'anti-nationals'," Rahul tweeted.
"As per Article 10 of the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between Governments of India and France on the purchase of Rafale aircraft, the protection of the classified information and material exchanged under IGA is governed by the provisions of the Security Agreement signed between Government of France and Government of India in 2008," a written reply by Sitharaman read.
The Union Defence Minister responded to a question by Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal from Samajwadi Party who sought to know why the Centre was not disclosing details of the deal.
The Congress has alleged that the price of the fighter jets being paid by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is higher than what was finalised by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in a previous deal.
During Prime Minister Modi's visit to France in 2015, India and France announced a government-to-government deal wherein the air force would receive 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition as soon as possible.
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