SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging its Dec 14 judgment

The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on the petitions challenging its December 14 judgment dismissing all the petitions demanding investigation into Rafale jet deal. Read More
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France gave €143.7m tax relief to Anil Ambani’s firm after Rafale announcement

French newspaper Le Monde reported that a French subsidiary of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications received a tax waiver from France worth €143.7 million soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India would buy 36 Rafale jets. Read More
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Rafale case: Supreme Court accepts stolen papers as evidence

The Supreme Court rejected the Centre’s objection on the admissibility of the review petitions filed in the Rafale case. The government had argued that the documents were sensitive to national security and their unauthorized photocopying and leakage constituted penal offences. Read More
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Unprecedented waivers were given in Rafale offset deal: Report

N Ram’s report says the provisions of DPP-2013 concerning the provisions for arbitration and access to books of accounts of the industrial suppliers (Article 12) have been waived off by the Modi government, which the government didn’t disclose before the Supreme Court. Read More
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New N Ram exposé shows no bank guarantee hiked Rafale’s price

N Ram, in his latest report in Hindu, has revealed that the cost of including bank guarantees, which the French suppliers in Rafale deal refused to follow, has cost India €574 million. This increased the estimated cost of the deal of 35 Rafale jets to €7.87 billion. Read More
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Rafale: Ram’s latest exposé shows new offer worse than made to UPA

Ram’s report also says the officials had also expressed concern, in their note, about government’s decision to settle for “letter of comfort” instead of sovereign guarantee from the French government. Read More
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Rafale: N Ram’s new exposé reveals govt waived anti-graft clauses

N Ram, in his latest revelation about Rafale deal, has reported that the Modi-government had intentionally waived provisions for anti-corruption penalties before signing the inter-governmental agreement of the €7.87 billion Rafale deal. Read More
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Hindu exposé: PMO held parallel Rafale talks with French team

In a fresh exposé by the Hindu newspaper on the Rafale deal, veteran journalist N Ram has revealed that parallel negotiations with the French team were conducted by the PMO at the crucial time of the negotiations. Read More
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Rafale: N Ram story says India gave in to unreasonable demands

Veteran journalist N Ram, in his report published in the Hindu newspaper, has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hasty decision to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets from France instead of 126 demanded by the IAF increased the price of each aircraft by 41.42%. Read More
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Rafale: SC finds no irregularities, dismisses petitions for probe

The Supreme Court, on Friday, has dismissed all the petitions demanding investigation into Rafale jet deal saying it found no irregularities or wrongdoing in the government’s decision-making process for the purchase of the warplanes from France’s Dassault Aviation. Read More
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