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Rafale deal finalised, India to purchase 36 fighter jets from France for 7.8 bn euros: Report

Rafale deal finalised, India to purchase 36 fighter jets from France for 7.8 bn euros: Report

The first deliveries are expected to start by 2019 after the finalisation of the deal.

Indian Air Force in crisis: US expert

Indian Air Force in crisis: US expert

The IAF’s fighter force, as of early 2016, is weaker than the numbers suggest, says expert Ashley Tellis.

France offers India fly-away Rafales at same rate as to own air force

France is offering India 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition at the same price which it pays to French defence major Dassault Aviation to equip its own air force, defence sources said.

Sukhoi cannot replace Rafale: IAF chief

Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha on Thursday ruled out buying of more Russian SU-30s in place of French Rafale jets saying the two aircraft complement each other but do not replace the other.

Delay in key projects cause of concern: IAF chief

Air chief Arup Raha on Saturday expressed concern over delay in key acquisition and development projects and hoped that the government puts in place a faster system to ensure greater accountability.

Defence Ministry, Dassault to hold talks on Rafale deal

Defence Ministry and French Dassault Rafale will hold talks today to iron out differences between them over the responsibilities to be given to the state-run HAL in the contract estimated to be worth USD 15 billion.

BJP questions ‘shift’ in defence procurement policy

Defence Ministry`s move to have `life cycle cost` clause in tenders for military hardware, for 126 Multi-Role Medium Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), was questioned by BJP which suspects corruption.

IAF to spend over Rs 2 lakh crore on procurements

The Indian Air Force is planning to spend over Rs two lakh crore in the next 10 years on modernisation including procurement of fighter jets such as the 126 multi-role combat aircraft.

MMRCA: Selection of French Rafale final, says govt

India on Friday made it clear that selection of French Rafale for the multi-billion dollar 126 fighter combat aircraft deal was final

Eurofighter Typhoon or Rafale for India?

India on Friday opened the commercial bids of two competing aviation firms for one of its largest defence deals to equip its air force.

US offers 5th gen F-35 stealth fighter to India

The US is open to Indian
participation in its JSF programme that would
finally lead to its purchase of fifth generation F-35
Lightning II.

Mig-35 matches India’s requirements: Russia

Russia Monday said that its new
Mig-35 fighter had passed Indian Air Forces three evaluation
tests and matched all requirements listed by New Delhi in the
USD 10 billion tender for 126 MMRCA.

IAF to sign multi-bn combat aircraft deal in 2011

India will sign contract to
acquire 126 jets under the USD 11 bn medium MMRCA project in a yr.

Eurofighter to quote price for IAF order soon

European aerospace consortium Eurofighter GmbH will submit its bid price this month for hard-selling 126 of its advanced fourth generation fighters to the IAF, a top consortium official said Wednesday.

Strategic considerations may influence MMRCA deal

Ahead of the flight trials of six contenders for India`s USD 10-billion medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) contract this month, strategic considerations may influence government`s final decision IAF sources said on Tuesday.