Rafale fighter jets deal: Supreme Court reserves order on investigation


The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on pleas seeking a court-monitored probe in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, with the Centre reiterating that the pricing details could not be made public due to security concerns and a three-judge bench observing that it was yet to take a decision on whether the information should be made public or not.

“Whether to bring the fact on pricing in public domain or not is a decision we have to take. And we are yet to decide. The question of entering into a debate on the pricing does not arise till we take a decision,” Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said when attorney-general KK Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, said the government had submitted the pricing details to the Court in sealed covers but could not make it public.

As a bench which also comprised Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph concluded the arguments, the Centre defended the secrecy clause of the Rafale deal saying adversaries may get an advantage if all the details are disclosed. Read More

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