In its reaction, Reliance Communications rejected any wrongdoing and said the tax dispute was settled under legal framework which is available for all companies operating in France.
From surgical strikes to signing Rafale deal, Parrikar had short but an eventful term as Defence minister
In his three year term, the Army conducting the surgical strike in September 2016 and induction of LCA Tejas into the Air Force but controversy over the Rafale jet deal cast a shadow on his tenure.
Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the Centre, referred to section 123 of the Evidence Act and provisions of RTI Act to buttress his claim.
As the jets were in full flow as it roared into the skies at the Yelahanka air base, they also paid tributes to the Surya Kiran aircraft pilot killed in a mishap during rehearsal on Tuesday.
The country -- the world’s biggest arms importer, with an annual defense budget of $43 billion -- has been dangling a potential $15 billion fighter jet deal for more than a decade.
France offers co-development and transfer of technology aimed at bolstering India's strategic autonomy and the 'Make in India' programme.
Rahul Gandhi also alleged that Modi conducted parallel negotiations with Dassault Aviation, the company which makes Rafale.
The Shiv Sena is the BJP's alliance partner in Maharashtra as well as in the Centre, though it frequently attacks the saffron party.
The plan to deploy one squadron of the planes at the Saraswat air base in Uttar Pradesh did not work out due to land acquisition issues.
Referring to the apex court's recent verdict on the Rafale deal, he alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government were guilty of "presenting falsehood to the Supreme Court".
Goa Congress spokesperson Ramakant Khalap said that the mystery of Rafale deal was embedded in a geographic triangle of Paris, Delhi and Goa.
The apex court today in its hearing said that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process involved in making the deal, adding that the quality of the aircraft was not in question.
The 185 million euro bank guarantee has been deposited and will remain valid for seven years, the report said citing people familiar with the deal.
Surjewala also accused the PM of increasing the benchmark price of the aircraft by Euro 3 billion or `22,743 crore.
Dhanoa said it is the duty of the Air Force personnel to remain combat worthy and maintain combat systems operational for any contingency at a short notice.