New Delhi, Sep 24: The country’s top auditor said that Dassault Aviation, the makers of the Rafale have not confirmed the transfer of technology (ToT) to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which was part of the contract.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) had two weeks back formally inducted five of the 36 Rafale jets ordered from France under a Rs 59,000 crore deal. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in a detailed report tabled in Parliament doubted that the ToT for a key engine would even take place. It further pointed out that several offset contracts built into multiple defence deals have not yielded the desired results.
New 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.
In 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.
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.
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.
New 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.
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.