Rafale Deal: Indian Court Rejects Call for Investigation


The Supreme Court rejected petitions on Friday seeking an investigation into the Rafale deal worth an estimated $8.7 billion with France’s Dassault Aviation.

Supreme court of India dismissed the options for investigation by saying there was no evidence of wrongdoing in Rafale deal.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rafale deal for the purchase of 36 Rafale planes has become a major political controversy because of the escalating price and a decision to pick billionaire Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as a domestic partner.

However, the court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the petitions calling for the establishment of a special investigation team to probe the Rafale deal.

“We don’t find any material to show it is commercial favouritism,” Gogoi said.


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