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SC: Govt to Submit Rafale Deal Price Details in 10 Days

The Supreme Court is hearing petitions, including those filed by Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, into the Rafale deal between India and France.

Supreme Court today (October 31) asked the government to submit the pricing details of Rafale fighter jets deal with France within 10 days in a sealed envelop.

The apex court also reportedly asked the Union Government to disclose information on Rafale deal which can be legitimately put in public domain.

On October 10, the Supreme Court sought details on the decision making process that resulted in the award of the Rafale Deal.

The court decided to seek details while hearing a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal between India and France. The petition sought information about the contract given to Reliance by Dassault.

The top court today (October 31) asked the Centre to furnish information on induction of Indian offset partner to petitioners who have filed PILs.

On October 27, the Union Government submitted the details of decision making process of the Rafale fighter jets purchase deal with France to the Supreme Court. The details were given in a sealed cover as specified by the apex court.

Rafale deal is a defence agreement signed between the governments of India and France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircrafts in a fly-away condition as a part of the upgrading process of Indian Air Force equipment.

The Rafale fighter is a twin-engine Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) manufactured by French aerospace company Dassault Aviation.

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