Dassault Aviation delivers first two of 51 upgraded Mirage 2000 I/TI fighter jets to India

The acceptance ceremony of the first two Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 I/TI was held at Istres, Dassault Aviation`s Flight Test Centre, under the patronage of Ambassador Arun K. Singh, the Indian Ambassador to France.

India Rafale fighter jet sale talks advance: French defence spokesman

Talks on the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India are advancing, a French Defence Ministry spokesman said during a visit to India by Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to salvage a deal stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft.

Rafale deal: Dassault says no change in pricing

Confident of signing the much delayed USD 10 billion contract for Rafale fighter jets with India "soon", French Defence major Dassault Thursday said its pricing remains the same from day one and it has not wavered from the request for proposal (RPF).

Rafale issue will be resolved on fast track: Manohar Parrikar

India has assured France that all issues in the multi-billion dollar deal for the 126 Rafale combat aircraft would be "resolved in a fast-track manner" as the two sides agreed to overcome the differences over the long -delayed project.

India and France to push ahead with Rafale jet deal

The French and Indian defence ministers agreed on Monday to overcome any differences and finalise the sale of 126 fighter jets to India in a deal worth an estimated $15 billion, the Indian defence ministry said.

Rafale issue will be resolved in fast-tracked manner: Parrikar

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday night raised the issue of the multi-billion dollar deal for 126 Rafale combat aircraft during talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar who said it would be "resolved in a fast-tracked manner".

French fighter jet deal close: IAF chief Arup Raha

Indian Air Force Chief has said conclusion of a $22 billion fighter jet deal with French company Dassault Aviation was imminent after missed deadlines and delays.

Qatar nears exclusive talks on buying Rafale fighter: Report

Qatar could firm up its interest in buying French Rafale fighter planes when its new Emir, Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al Thani visits Paris on June 23, the La Tribune financial website reported Wednesday.

UK keen to offer Eurofighter to India

A UK trade body has said that it still sees the potential of supplying Eurofighter to India, which has postponed till the next fiscal its plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France`s Dassault Aviation.

Upgraded Mirage 2000 undertakes maiden flight in France

Under IAF`s over Rs 10,000 crore modernisation programme, the first Mirage 2000, upgraded by its manufacturer, has successfully completed it maiden flight at an air base in France.

India to finalise Rafale deal by March: Air Force

India will finalize the USD 15 billion deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets from France`s Dassault Aviation by March 2014, an Indian Air Force official said on Thursday, after the deal had been held up by differences over local manufacturing.

India, France to discuss Rs 80,000 cr worth defence deals

Deals worth over Rs 80,000 crore including supply of 126 Rafale combat aircraft are likely to be high on agenda of French Defence Minister Jaen Yves Le Drian during his 3-day visit to India.

India, Dassault agree to set aside divergences, move ahead in other areas

India and French firm Dassault Aviation on Monday decided to keep aside their sharp differences over contractual obligations and move ahead on the other aspects of the deal to procure 126 multirole combat aircraft for the IAF.

Differences crop up in fighter aircraft deal

Serious differences have cropped up in the contract negotiations between the Defence Ministry and French firm Dassault Aviation selected for the 126 fighter aircraft deal.

Deal on Rafale combat aircraft may get delayed

The country`s biggest defence deal for procuring 126 Rafale combat aircraft is expected to get delayed with differences surfacing between India and French firm Dassault Aviation.

Rafale deal not to be inked during visit of French Prez

The contract between India and France on sale of Rafale fighter aircraft will not be signed during the visit of French President Francois Hollande this week.

HAL will be `main partner` in Rafale aircraft deal: Dassault

Identifying HAL as "main partner" in multirole combat aircraft deal, France`s Dassault Aviation said it will set up joint venture with Reliance Industries to work on USD 10 billion Rafale project.

After Rafale jet, India eyes French submarine

After clinching Rs 99,000-crore deal to equip the Indian Air Force with Dassault Aviation’s Rafale fighters, the government is now eying to acquire next generation submarines manufactured by France.