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IAF plans early induction of Rafale combat jet

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:30

India`s negotiations with French aviation major Dassault for 126 Rafale Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft for USD 20 billion "are progressing well" and the contract is likely "sooner than later in the current financial year (2014-15)" a top military commander has said.

Qatar nears exclusive talks on buying Rafale fighter: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 04:14

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.

French tycoon Serge Dassault `in custody over vote buying`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 17:05

French industrialist Serge Dassault, the billionaire manufacturer of fighter jets, was in custody Wednesday for alleged vote buying, a judicial source said.

UK keen to offer Eurofighter to India

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 16:15

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.

Billionaire Dassault faces charges in French graft probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 23:03

The French Senate lifted Serge Dassault`s immunity from prosecution in a move that clears the way for the billionaire industrialist and senator to face corruption charges.

Rafale fighter deal deferred for 2014-15, no money left: Antony

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 16:05

Government is looking into the complaints against the procedure to determine the winner of multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal, Defence Minister AK Antony said.

Dassault carrying out gap analysis of HAL`s capabilities

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 16:13

Preparing to supply 126 Rafale combat aircraft to India, French firm Dassault Aviation is carrying out gap analysis of aerospace PSU HAL`s fighter plane production capabilities to recommend upgrades.

Upgraded Mirage 2000 undertakes maiden flight in France

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 23:58

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 23:22

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.

Dassault Systemes acquires UK-based Safe Technology

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 20:52

The company, however, did not reveal financial details of the acquisition.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 21:51

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.

Rafale deal is progressing, not bogged down: Jitendra Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 12:46

India has awarded USD 10.4 billion contract for 126 multi-role medium range combat aircraft to French aircraft maker Dassault for its Rafale aircraft.