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Pakistan Air Force to buy 36 retired Mirage V jets from Egypt as IAF gets ready to deploy Rafale

Mirage-V is a jet which is not even a match for the Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000, the combat aircraft used to bomb terror camps in Balakot in February 2019. Moreover, India will soon have the French Dassault Rafale, one of the most advanced and versatile multirole combat aircraft in the world, in its arsenal.

Sep 09, 2019, 11:57 AM IST

Narendra Modi emerges from Rafale in better shape than Rajiv Gandhi from Bofors

The Rafale deal is not close to as murky as the Bofors scam. But, questions remain.

Feb 15, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP's political agenda

The Rafale ruling helped the BJP with the perception of the urban middle class, while the Sabarimala verdict may have opened up the South.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

JPC on Rafale deal is latest avatar of agenda to subvert national interest

The push to have the price in the public domain smacks of vested interest that does not bother about what is good for India.

Dec 24, 2018, 12:39 PM IST

Not just a 'perception problem', Rafale deal could set a bad precedent

Should not the logic that was applied to 2G spectrum and coal applied to defence offsets as well?

Sep 27, 2018, 12:47 PM IST

India successfully completes Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon tests for eighth time

The indigenously developed weapon is designed to destroy runways and other airfield infrastructure, so adversarial war planes are unable to even take-off.

Aug 19, 2018, 23:02 PM IST

Rafale deal secrecy important for national security, petty politics must be avoided

Price of defence equipment is keep secret because it would be easy for our adversaries to figure out strategic specifications based on price.

Aug 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi tweets sequel to his Rafale deal taunt, says Modi government eased $20 billion deal for Reliance Defence

He had earlier questioned the wisdom of giving a $4 bn contract to a seemingly inexperienced company.

Jul 27, 2018, 23:04 PM IST

Arun Jaitley tears into Congress over Rafale deal, accuses it of 'seriously compromising' country's security

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday continued his attack on the government over the Rafale aircraft deal.

Feb 08, 2018, 22:10 PM IST

Unfounded allegations: Government hits back at Rahul Gandhi over Rafale deal comments

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday had alleged that the fighter aircraft deal between India and France was a 'scam'.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:58 PM IST

India offers to buy 200 foreign combat jets - if they're Made in India

Lockheed Martin said it is interested in setting up a production line for its F-16 plane in India for not just the Indian military, but also for export.
 

Oct 29, 2016, 16:14 PM IST

India close to buying 36 Rafale jets for Rs 60,000 crore, deal with France in "final stage"

Government sources said that the deal has not been concluded yet but it is in "final stages".

Apr 16, 2016, 00:35 AM IST

Rafale deal: Manohar Parrikar meets French Defence Minister

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at South Block here.

May 06, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Rafale deal will bring oxygen to Indian Air Force: Manohar ​Parrikar

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will buy 36 Rafale jets from France in fly-away condition soon, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that the country has finally broken the ice over the deal which had been pending for the last 17 years.

Apr 11, 2015, 12:11 PM IST

'Defence Ministry undermined in NDA regime'

A collage of patched images showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi inking the Rafale fighter jet deal in France and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurating a mobile fish stall in Panaji on the same day has gone viral on the social media.

Apr 11, 2015, 08:47 AM IST

Airbus enthusiastic about 'Make in India' initiative: PM Narendra Modi

After receiving support of his government's 'Make in India' initiative from Airbus facility and clicking selfies with students at French space centre CNES, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday pay homage to the 10,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I.

Apr 11, 2015, 06:24 AM IST

India expects 'movement' to seal Rafale deal with France

Ahead of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande, India on Friday said it expects "movement" on a proposal for setting up French nuclear reactors in Jaitapur in Maharashtra as well as Rafale fighter deal, both of which are pending for long.

Apr 10, 2015, 10:44 AM IST

PM Modi embarks on three-nation tour; Make in India, defence on agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday began a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada.

Apr 09, 2015, 08:44 AM IST

India to decide on Rafale fighter jet deal only after March

India will decide on the fate of a long-delayed deal for 126 Dassault Rafale fighter jets only after March, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

Feb 18, 2015, 16:41 PM IST

France looks to India to boost sagging economy

Since 2010, France has been steadily losing its edge in manufacturing and this trend accelerated in 2012, recording a jump of 42 percent in the closing of manufacturing units in the country, which numbered at 1087 units eliminating over 24,000 jobs, according to a study by Trendeo, a consultancy.

Feb 14, 2013, 17:01 PM IST