Cairn India Limited & Ors vs Directorate General Of Foreign … on 18 October, 2016

1. Petitioners have filed the present writ petition seeking a writ of
mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction to respondent
no.1 to issue to the petitioners necessary permissions/approvals/
authorisations for direct export or in the alternative, permission/facilitation

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for canalised export through respondent no.3 of petitioners’ share of crude oil
extracted from the Rajasthan Block RJ-0N-90/1 (for short “Rajasthan
Block”), to the extent not lifted by respondent no. 2 or its nominee Public
Sector Undertakings (for short “PSUs”).
2. Mr. C.S. Sundaram, learned senior counsel for the petitioners stated
that exploration, development and production of crude oil is a highly capital
extensive operation. He stated that petitioner nos. 1 and 3 have invested
more than rupees thirty thousand crores in the Rajasthan Block and have
brought world class technology to India.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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