The Supreme Court upheld the decision of buying 36 fully-loaded Rafael fighter jets from France while rejecting the petitions seeking review of the Rafael order. The apex court gave clean chit to the government in Rafael deal in its November 14 order.
What was the Rafael deal?
NDA government bought Rafael jets from France through a Rs. 58,000 crore inter-government deal. But the opposition parties alleged irregularities in the deal. Supreme Court was hearing the review of Rafael deal but the court found nothing concrete in the allegations and set aside the review petition for an investigation into alleged irregularities.