He stated that “no such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has ever been signed between Dassault Aviation and Mukesh Ambani`s company.” India Today and The Economic Times reported, referring to ministry officials, that the price negotiated under the UPA government was 99 million euros for the unarmed aircraft and other addons, while the same cost under the new agreement was 91 million euros. They added that the new agreement included additional results such as the Meteor air-to-air missile, which was missing from the MMRCA tender, and 13 Indian-specific improvements.   The Indian Express, Also citing government officials, he said that the costs mentioned by congressional leaders of 525 kronor, or 79 million euros, came from Dassault`s 2007 offer for MMRCA, which included annual price inflation of 3.9%, which would have brought costs to 100.85 million euros in 2015. The report referred to the cost of the new agreement at 91.7 million euros for each aircraft, 1.8 billion euros for spare parts, 1.7 billion euros for weather and field adaptations, 710 million euros for weapons and 353 million euros for logistics with defined services, as well as indexed inflation capped at 3.5%.  As part of the Intergovernmental Agreement reached in September 2016 between France and India, Dassault Aviation sold 36 Rafale aircraft to India. On Monday, the NDA government informed the Supreme Court that contract negotiations could not be concluded, in part because of a lack of coherence between HAL and Dassault Aviation on issues, including the number of hours of men needed to manufacture the Rafale in India. In an interview with the Times of India, former air transport chief Arup Raha said the MMRCA agreement had collapsed due to differences between HAL and Dassault over costs and quality control. He said there were additional results in the new agreement, such as weapons, maintenance and training infrastructure and performance-based logistics. He added that he had had a discussion with Manohar Parrikar before the decision to buy 36 Flyaway aircraft was made.  On 14 December 2018, the Tribunal rejected all petitions calling for an investigation into allegations of irregularities in the agreement and put an end to these three aspects, namely decision-making, pricing and the selection of the Indian compensatory partner.
    In its judgment, the court stated that it had “carefully studied the material” and was satisfied with the decision-making process and found no evidence of misconduct.   After reviewing the details provided to her by the government, she expressed satisfaction with the price aspect.   It stated that it had reluctantly asked the government to provide the details of the pricing in a sealed envelope after an initial reservation, in conjunction with the government`s call for a confidentiality clause under the intergovernmental agreement.  “We have closely examined the prices and price comparison of the base aircraft, as well as the escalating costs, in accordance with the original RFP (upa) and as part of the intergovernmental agreement. We also made the rationale for the calculation, period wise,” the court said, while finding that it did not find it necessary to reject the government`s assertion that “there is a commercial advantage in the purchase of 36 Rafale aircraft.”  It added that there was no error in the government`s assertion that it had better conditions for the maintenance and package of weapons.  “It is certainly not for this court to compare price details in areas such as this. We don`t say more, because the material must be kept in a confidential area,” the court said.   However, shortly after the agreement was reached, it became clear that most of the 30,000 quests to be invested in the Indian ecosystem were led by Dassault Reliance Aerospace, a joint venture between Anil Ambanis Reliance Aerostructure and Dassault.