Tag Archives: Rafale

Advantage Modi

With Congress president saluting the IAF pilots, the dustup over the Rafale defence deal will now recede into the background. The Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal and even the BJP’s perennial dissenters such as Yashwant Sinha participated in the “nationalist”celebration that followed the air strikes, reportedly smashing Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps at Balakot in Pakistan early […]

Rafale order: Supreme Court agrees to hear review pleas in open court

On December 14, the bench had dismissed petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of the fighter aircraft from France finding “no occasion to doubt the (decision-making) process” leading to the award of the contract. A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph took […]

Breaking News: SC Allows Open Hearing Of Rafale Review Petitions

The Supreme Court has allowed open hearing of Rafale review petitions. The bench of CJI Gogoi, Justice S K Kaul and K M Joseph decided today in the chambers to hear the review petitions in open court. Along with the review petitions, the Court will also hear the correction petition filed by the Central Government, […]

Yashwant Sinha moves Supreme Court against govt in Rafale deal case

NEW DELHI: Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking initiation of perjury against the Centre for filing notes in a sealed cover allegedly containing false information on the Rafale case. The application is yet to be taken up for hearing in court. On 14 December, the apex court ruled that […]

Delay in hearing pleas on Rafale verdict: Fault lies with the lawyers, says CJI

The occasion for the CJI to clear the air on the Rafale reviews came during the oral mentioning of an unrelated case by a lawyer. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday revealed in court that the government’s application to modify the Rafale judgment and separate review pleas by petitioners to re-consider the December […]

How Corporate rivalry is impacting national interest (Rafale investigation Part I)

A recent European Union intelligence sharing exercise with India has revealed that Lockheed Martin, the US-headquartered company which manufactures the F-16 fighter jets, has been up to mischief mongering on the Rafale issue. The Rafale jets, which India wants, is manufactured by the French aerospace company Dassault Aviation, a rival of Lockheed Martin. That Lockheed […]

Naidu’s fast turned into a show of strength for opposition leaders

Yashwant Sinha said the TDP will play an important role in government formation at the Centre after the Lok Sabha polls. NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu‘s fast to demand special status for the state, here on Monday, turned into a show of strength for the opposition parties, which attacked Prime Minister […]