The Supreme Court appointed Michael Kirby, a former judge of the Australian High Court, as the third arbitrator who will preside over a three-member arbitral panel which would adjudicate the cost recovery row between the Indian government and RIL on the KG-D6 block. Kirby, a former puisne judge (a judge other than the chief justice) of the Australian High Court, will head a panel which comprises two former chief justices of India -SP Bharucha, nominated by RIL and VN Khare, who has been named by the government.
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