Govt submits documents on Rafale after SC order

Rafale deal scam

New Delhi, 12 Nov: The union government on Monday submitted details of its decision-making process in the Rafale deal, as per the order of the Supreme Court. 

“Procurement process as laid down in the Defence Procurement Procedure-2013 was followed in the procurement of 36 Rafale aircraft”, the government said in the affidavit.

“A total of 74 meetings, which included 48 internal INT (Indian negotiation team) meetings and 26 external INT meetings with French side were held during the negotiations”, it added.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on October 31 asked the centre to submit details of the pricing and strategic details of Rafale aircraft in a sealed cover to the court in 10 days.

Earlier, the Narendra Modi government had submitted the details of the decision-making process in the controversial Rafale deal in a sealed cover to the Court Secretary General.

The court was hearing of a PIL filed against the Rafale deal between India and France.


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