Qatar inks deal for 24 French Rafale fighter jets

Qatar signed a multi-billion-euro deal with French defence group Dassault on Monday to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets, in a ceremony attended by the leaders of both countries in Doha.

Qatar inks deal for 24 French Rafale jets

Qatar signed a multi-billion-euro deal with French defence group Dassault on Monday to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets, in a ceremony attended by the leaders of both countries in Doha.

Rafale deal negotiations to begin this month: Manohar Parrikar
Rafale deal negotiations to begin this month: Manohar Parrikar

Ahead of French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's visit, the government on Monday said that negotiations for procurement of Rafale fighter jets for Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin this month and the multi-billion dollar deal will be finalised "as early as possible".

French Mideast policy helped Rafale jet sales: Experts

It struggled for years to sell its Rafale jets abroad but French defence group Dassault has finally scored several lucrative deals, thanks in part to anti-US suspicion in the Middle East, experts say.

Manohar Parrikar asks IAF to focus on conserving resources

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday asked Indian Air Force to focus on safety and conservation of available resources as he interacted with top commanders here just days after India decided to buy 36 Rafale jets.

Progress in Rafale jet talks with UAE, France says

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday negotiations to sell its increasingly popular Rafale fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates were "going in the right direction."

Subramanian Swamy threatens to move court against Rafale deal

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday threatened to go to court against the deal to buy Rafale fighter aircraft from France if the government does not heed to his warning.

PM Modi pays homage to Indian soldiers martyred in World War-I

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle at the World War I Memorial near the northern French town of Lille.

PM Narendra Modi in France: As it happened on Saturday
PM Narendra Modi in France: As it happened on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in the French city of Lille to pay homage to thousands of Indian soldiers killed during World War-I at a memorial.

India to buy 36 Rafale jets, France to invest 2 billion euros
India to buy 36 Rafale jets, France to invest 2 billion euros

Marking a breakthrough in the protracted talks in the French Rafale jet deal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India will purchase 36 of these fighter planes that are ready to fly, citing critical operational requirement of the IAF.

France to invest 2 billion euros in India

France on Friday announced an investment of 2 billion euros (about USD 1 billion) in India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited French companies to pump in money in technology in the fastest growing economy.

PM Modi, French Prez Hollande release stamps to mark 50 years of Indo-French cooperation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande released stamps to mark 50 years of Indo-French cooperation here on Friday.

India, France sign MoU to increase bilateral relations in sphere of sports

France and India on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, seeking to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations in the field of sports.

India, France sign 17 agreements during PM Modi's visit

India and France on Friday signed 17 agreements, including on the stalled nuclear project in Jaitapur in Maharashtra, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with French President Francois Hollande.

PM Narendra Modi in France: As it happened on Friday
PM Narendra Modi in France: As it happened on Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris. On agenda of the talks are critical defence and nuclear issues as well as terrorism. 

With Rafale deal stuck, Eurofighter looks to swoop in

With the multi-billion dollar contract for Rafale jets caught in the doldrums, the UK on Thursday hoped there would be an opportunity for the Eurofighter aircraft to get back into the race with a "very competitive bid".

IAF plans early induction of Rafale combat jet

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.

Dassault carrying out gap analysis of HAL`s capabilities

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.

Rafale deal is progressing, not bogged down: Jitendra Singh

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.

PM, French Prez discuss Jaitapur, Rafale; sign four agreements

India and France discussed progress in negotiations over the Jaitapur nuclear power project and the over USD 10 billion deal for 126 Rafale fighter jets.