2019: When Supreme Court shut the Rafale controversy

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseNew Delhi, Dec 14: It was probably one of the most important defence deals and an extremely crucial one for the Indian Air Force.

In December 2018, the Supreme Court had rejected petitions that sought a court-monitored probe into the purchase of Rafale jets. The issue was debated in Parliament and after the SC rejected the petitions, a review petition was filed, which was heard in open court.

Why did Supreme Court shoot down Congress’ review petition on Rafale deal?

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseIn its verdict today, the Supreme Court gave its stamp of approval on the Rafale deal, but more importantly said that the perception of individuals cannot be the basis of a fishing and roving enquiry by the Court

The Supreme Court today gave its final stamp of approval on the Rafale deal and said that there were no irregularities in it. While rejecting the review petitions that challenged the earlier order giving the Centre a clean chit, the Supreme Court said that the court cannot initiate a roving and fishing inquiry and there is no ground for an FIR.

In today’s Rafale order there was also a word of caution for Rahul Gandhi, who had attributed his remark, “Chowkidar Chor Hai,” to the order of the Supreme Court. While cautioning him to be careful in future, the court said that he had uttered those words without even reading the judgment of the Supreme Court dated December 2018.

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On Rafale pricing, SC says one can’t compare apples and oranges

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New Delhi, Nov 14: While rejecting the review petitions in the Rafale case, the Supreme Court said that on eat perusal of documents, it had found that one cannot compare apples and oranges.

The Bench made it clear that it was not for the court to determine the price at which the jets should have been bought. It expressed confidence and said that the Government’s internal mechanism would take care of the situation.

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Rafale deal is clean reiterates Supreme Court while rejecting review petitions

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New Delhi, Nov 14: The Supreme Court upheld its earlier verdict in the Rafale case, while rejecting a batch of petitions that sought review of December 2018 judgment.

A review petition had been filed challenging the clean chit given to the NDA government in the purchase of 36 fully loaded Rafale jets from France under the inter-governmental deal.

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PMO monitoring Rafale deal does not tantamount to parallel negotiations: Centre tells SC

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New Delhi, May 04: The Centre has filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the order that gave the government a clean chit in the Rafale case should not be re-looked into or reviewed.

The Centre also said that the Prime Minister’s Office monitoring the Rafale deal does not tantamount to parallel negotiations.

Rahul’s comments on Rafale not part of our observations: SC

rahulgandhi22New Delhi, Apr 15: The Supreme Court has issued notices to Congress president, Rahul Gandhi for his statements on the Rafale deal.

The court is hearing a contempt plea against Rahul. The court has asked him to explain his comments.

Rafale: Politics aside, SC has protected national security, Air Marshal B K Pandey

New Delhi, Dec 14: The Rafale deal got an all clear from the Supreme Court on Friday., The court made it clear that it found no irregularities and also observed a country cannot be underprepared. It is not right for a court to sit as an appellant authority and scrutinise all aspects.

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Thumbs up for Rafale deal, no irregularities, no commercial favouritism found

Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.comNew Delhi, Dec 14: The Supreme Court of India has found no irregularities in the government’s decision making process to procure the 36 Rafale jets from Dassault under the Indo-French intergovernmental agreement.

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Here is what Supreme Court said on Rafale deal: 12 points

New Delhi, Dec 14: In a major boost to the Union Government, the Supreme Court on Friday said that it found no irregularities in the Rafale deal. The court said that there were no irregularities, no commercial favouritism and added that it would not go into the pricing.

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To give or not to give: How the decision to hand over details regarding Rafale was taken

New Delhi, Nov 14: It did take everyone by surprise, when the Centre put out a considerable amount of details regarding the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court of India. 

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