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.

Laurent Fabius meets PM Narendra Modi, invites him to France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Defence Minister briefed on IAF`s operational preparedness

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was Friday briefed by the Air Force on its operational preparedness and its immediate requirements such as 126 Rafale combat aircraft for carrying out its assigned tasks.

French airforce contingent arrives in India for `Garuda-5`

Four French Rafale fighter aircraft and a contingent of about 70 French airforce personnel on Saturday landed at Jodhpur airbase to participate in the 10-day long joint air exercise "Garuda-5".

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.

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.

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.

Deal to procure Rafale combat aircrafts top priority: Browne

The IAF Chief said the contract negotiations for the deal were going on track and it was expected to be finalised by the middle of this year.

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.

David Cameron promotes Typhoon jets in Middle East

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has embarked on a three-day visit to the Middle East to push for the sale of as many as 100 British-made fighter jets worth billions.

Swiss govt ignored air force over jets: Report

The Swiss Cabinet acknowledged cost was a factor in its
November decision to order 22 Gripen fighters from Sweden.

UK nurses wounds after ‘peanut’ snubs by India

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing growing calls to cut huge aid handouts to India.

`US jets would have given IAF unbeatable platform`

India announced that the French company Dassault Aviation has emerged as the lowest bidder for its multi-billion fighter jet deal.

France hopes to seal Indian jet deal in 9 months

The Rafale has been selected by India as its preferred next
generation interceptor.

Will urge India to rethink Rafale decision: UK PM

UK PM David Cameron said that Eurofighter is a superb aircraft with far better capabilities than Rafale.

Rafale bags IAF`s USD 10 bn MMRCA deal

After being ruled out of the race for IAF`s over USD 10 billion contract for 126 M-MRCA, French contender Rafale has reportedly bagged the contract.

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.

French air force to bring Rafale jets to India

The French Air Force is planning
to bring its state-of-the-art Rafale fighter jets to India for
a bilateral air exercise next year.