Electoral victory helps governments cover up their many mistakes. Something like this has happened with the Rafale controversy as well. This issue was used as an election plank earlier this year, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. However, opposition has kept mum on the issue since after the polls. On Tuesday, when the first Rafale fighter jet was handed to India by France, the debate around the controversy was revived once again. Against this backdrop, defence expert D Raghunandan sheds light on the deal.