Rafale deal: Union Govt submits affidavit in SC

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New Delhi: The Union Government submitted an affidavit on the Rafale deal in the apex court Monday stating due procedure was followed in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jet from France.

The affidavit said Defence Procurement, 2013 was followed while procuring the 36 Rafale jets from the French government.

Earlier, the apex court had directed the Centre to submit the price and other details in the Rafale deal in a sealed envelope. The court had made it clear that it did not want technical details of the deal and matters relating to strategic and confidential data can be held back.

The government is under no obligation to provide classified information, the apex had stated.

Sources said the matter relating to India’s deal with France to purchase fighter jets is being taken up by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justices UU Lalit, and KM Joseph.

The PILs filed by lawyers Manohar Lal Sharma and Vineet Dhanda on the deal is also being heard.

 

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