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Winter Session of Parliament from Dec 15 to Jan 5; Government appeals to Opposition for cooperation

Winter Session of Parliament from Dec 15 to Jan 5; Government appeals to Opposition for cooperation

Sonia Gandhi had attacked PM Modi and his government, accusing them of sabotaging the Winter Session of Parliament on flimsy grounds by "locking the temple of democracy".

Nov 24, 2017, 10:50 AM IST
November 22, 2017: News at a glance

November 22, 2017: News at a glance

Nov 22, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi dares PM Narendra Modi to 'stop hiding' and face Parliament on Rafale

Rahul Gandhi dares PM Narendra Modi to 'stop hiding' and face Parliament on Rafale

Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly attacking the government over the Rafale deal with France asking why the contract was awarded to a company with "no defence experience".

Nov 22, 2017, 09:43 AM IST
Centre pulls plug on $500 million Israeli missile deal, asks DRDO for home-grown weapons

Centre pulls plug on $500 million Israeli missile deal, asks DRDO for home-grown weapons

Centre's effort to boost development of indigenous weapon system for the Army took an interesting turn after the Defence ministry canceled a $500 million Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) missile deal with Israel.

Nov 20, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
IAF's Ambala airbase gets ready for Rafale fighters

IAF's Ambala airbase gets ready for Rafale fighters

Rafale fighters would be the first new combat jet to be inducted in close to 20 years.

Oct 01, 2017, 12:22 PM IST

Dassault Aviation hopes talks in 2017 to sell more Rafale to India

Chief executive Eric Trappier said the company was awaiting more information on Canada's search for fighter planes. 

May 21, 2017, 20:45 PM IST

Whither defence research? Navy's rejection of Tejas is a lesson

Admiral Arun Prakash (retd)/South Asia Monitor/IANS

Feb 21, 2017, 11:39 AM IST
Frontline air base in West Bengal likely to house Rafale squadron

Frontline air base in West Bengal likely to house Rafale squadron

Rafale is a multi-role combat aircraft built by Dassault Aviation of France.

Jan 07, 2017, 11:04 AM IST

Congress attacks BJP for buying only 36 Rafale jets

The Congress on Saturday attacked the BJP-led central government for buying only 36 Rafale fighter jets from France instead of the 126 finalised during the UPA era, saying the situation for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was becoming "critical and volatile".

Sep 24, 2016, 15:23 PM IST
Russia says won't hold joint military exercises with Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan; drill begins today

Russia says won't hold joint military exercises with Pakistan in Gilgit-Baltistan; drill begins today

India and Russia yesterday kicked off the eighth edition of their joint military exercise in Vladivostok with a focus on counter-terror operations.

Sep 24, 2016, 12:40 PM IST

DNA: How will Indian defense gain strength after multi-role combat aircraft Rafale?

How Indian defense will gain strength after multi-role combat aircraft Rafale? Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Sep 24, 2016, 00:35 AM IST
India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F-16: Why the French fighter jet is the best choice for dogfight

India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F-16: Why the French fighter jet is the best choice for dogfight

The Rafale significant deal was signed by French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian, and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Sep 23, 2016, 18:10 PM IST
Pakistan left nervous by India? `F-16 fighter jets fly over Islamabad`

Pakistan left nervous by India? `F-16 fighter jets fly over Islamabad`

India on Thursday claimed diplomatic victory over Pakistan at the United Nations amid deteriorating bilateral ties following the killing of 18 soldiers in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Sep 23, 2016, 10:36 AM IST

Rafale contract on verge of finalisation: Govt sources

During his visit to France in April last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India would purchase 36 Rafale jets in a government-to-government contract.

Sep 12, 2016, 16:59 PM IST

Rafale deal: France offers to help revive Kaveri engine for Tejas

France has offered to help India revive the unsuccessful Kaveri engine project for indigenous Tejas aircraft and a host of other high-end collaboration as part of the offsets in the multi-billion Euro Rafale fighter plane deal which is now in the final stages.

Jul 07, 2016, 18:14 PM IST
With Rafale deal in limbo, India may buy American F/A-18 fighter jets

With Rafale deal in limbo, India may buy American F/A-18 fighter jets

A report said on Wednesday that the jets may be supplied to the IAF under the Make in India programme.

Apr 06, 2016, 09:54 AM IST

France delivers 3 more Rafale fighters to Egypt

Egypt received three Rafale fighters from France on Thursday, the military said, six months after Paris delivered the first three of a consignment of 24 of the warplanes.

Jan 29, 2016, 00:16 AM IST
India, France take a step on Rafale, want Pakistan to curb terror

India, France take a step on Rafale, want Pakistan to curb terror

The two countries also decided to bolster cooperation against terrorism, and told Pakistan to bring to justice those responsible for terror strikes in Gurdaspur and Pathankot.

Jan 25, 2016, 22:21 PM IST
MIG-27 to be phased out in next couple of years: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

MIG-27 to be phased out in next couple of years: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha

"Mig-27, specially the ones which have not been upgraded, are going to be retired from service," said Raha

Nov 28, 2015, 18:16 PM IST
Air Force Commanders' Conference begins

Air Force Commanders' Conference begins

Top commanders of the Indian Air Force will on Tuesday meet here to brainstorm on various matters including drafting of women as fighter pilots, serviceability issues plaguing the force, and induction of fighter aircraft like LCA Tejas and Rafale.

Oct 13, 2015, 08:53 AM IST