Tag: Rafale Deal

France waived 143.7 million euro tax dues of Anil Ambani firm months after Rafale announcement

NEW DELHI: France waived taxes worth 143.7 million euros (Rs 1,200 crore) to a French-registered telecom subsidiary of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications in 2015, months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of buying 36 Rafale jets, leading French newspaper Le Monde reported Saturday, giving a fresh twist to the deal in the middle of the […]

Rafale Deal: Supreme Court allows use of leaked documents, dismisses Centre’s objections

NEW DELHI: In a setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court of India on Wednesday allowed leaked documents to be relied upon by petitioners seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government’s preliminary objections claiming “privilege” over them. The Centre had submitted that privilege documents were procured by petitioners in an illegal way […]

CAG Rajiv Mehrishi should recuse himself from auditing Rafale deal: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Sunday said Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi should recuse himself from auditing the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France because he was the finance secretary when the deal was being negotiated. It would be improper for Mehrishi to present the report in Parliament, the Opposition party […]

Rafale is game changer, Supreme Court delivered fine judgment: Air Chief

NEW DELHI: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa on Wednesday called Rafale a game changer and said the Supreme Court has given a fine judgment on petitions against the deal with France on the military aircraft. He also cautioned against politicisation of defence purchases, suggesting that this had earlier led to the delay in the […]

Dassault Aviation welcomes Supreme Court ruling on Rafale deal

NEW DELHI: The Dassault Aviation on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court of India’s ruling on the Rafale fighter jet deal, rejecting demands for any probe into the multi-billion dollar contract. “Dassault Aviation welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India rendered today dismissing all petitions filed on the Rafale Contract signed on September 23, […]

It is not job of court to deal with comparative details of pricing says Supreme Court on Rafale jets

NEW DELHI: There is no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France, the Supreme Court said on Friday and dismissed all the petitions seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rs 58,000 crore deal. There was no substantial evidence of commercial favouritism to any private entity, […]

Supreme Court reserves order on pleas seeking court monitored probe in Rafale deal

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday reserved its order on pleas seeking court monitored probe in procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph concluded the arguments advanced by various parties which have also sought registration […]

Rafale deal: India hands over document on decision process to petitioners

NEW DELHI: The government of India (Centre) on Monday complied with a Supreme Court order and handed over to petitioners, who sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, the document detailing the decisions taken to procure the aircraft. The document titled “Details of the steps in the […]

Tariq Anwar quits NCP after Sharad Pawar backs Narendra Modi government on Rafale deal

NEW DELHI:Senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar has quit the party following differences with party president Sharad Pawar’s stand on the Rafale issue, a senior party leader said on Friday. September 28.The leader said Anwar had also resigned as the party’s Lok Sabha MP. Anwar was a Lok Sabha member from Katihar in Bihar. The Muslim […]

NCP backs demand for JPC probe into Rafale deal

PATNA: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday backed the demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal and asked the Centre to come out with a “white paper” on the matter. NCP national general secretary Tariq Anwar said that the BJP, which was in the opposition in the 1980s, had […]

French government says not involved in choice of Indian partners for Rafale deal

NEW DELHI: The French government has said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale fighter jet deal, asserting that French companies have the full freedom to select Indian firms for the contract. The statement by the French government came on Friday following a French media report […]

Narendra Modi government proposed Reliance Defence as partner in Rafale

NEW DELHI: In a significant development, a French media report quoted former French President Francois Hollande as purportedly saying that the Indian government (Narendra Modi government) proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale jet fighter deal and France did not have a choice. Reacting to Hollande’s remark […]

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