Rafale fighter jet

Ahead of SC verdict on Rafale review petition, here's a timeline of fighter jet deal

The Supreme Court today will pronounce its judgment on a batch of petitions seeking review of its 2018 order which gave clean chit to Narendra Modi-led government on a plea seeking investigation into alleged irregularities in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets by India from France.

Nov 14, 2019, 09:58 AM IST

This is our faith, people can say whatever they want: Rajnath Singh on criticism over Rafale 'shastra puja'

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who arrived in India from France visit on Thursday night, responded to Opposition's criticism over performing Rafale 'shastra puja' and said that he did what he thought was "right". 

Oct 11, 2019, 07:40 AM IST

After receiving first Rafale fighter jet, Rajnath Singh to meet French defence sector CEOs today

On Tuesday, Rajnath Singh created history by becoming the first defence minister to fly in Rafale fighter jet. 

Oct 09, 2019, 06:37 AM IST

Visit aimed at expanding strategic partnerships between two nations: Rajnath Singh in France

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reached France on a three-day visit where he will receive the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft in the French port city of Bordeaux.

Oct 07, 2019, 23:31 PM IST

Indian Air Force to induct first Rafale fighter jet on September 19

Indian Air Force to induct first Rafale fighter jet on September 19. Watch this video to know more.

Sep 04, 2019, 07:32 AM IST

Rafale jet takes to Indian skies as Aero India 2019 kicks off in Bengaluru

The Rafale fighter jet took to the Indian skies at the Aero India 2019, the 12th edition of Asia's premier air show at the Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. Watch full video to know more.

Feb 20, 2019, 14:30 PM 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

Two Rafale fighter jets from France touch down in India

During the stay in the country, the Rafale jets would also be flown by top Indian Air Force pilots, including IAF Deputy Chief Air Marshal Vivek Chaudhari.

Feb 13, 2019, 20:17 PM IST

Congress misleading people on Rafale issue: Rajnath Singh

The Minister`s remarks during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha prompted the Congress to criticise the government and stage a walkout from the House.

Feb 12, 2019, 15:56 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

Rafale jets could have saved lives in Kargil war: How Centre defended deal in SC

The AG, during the arguments, said he cannot divulge details of the deal and defended the secrecy clause related to the pricing of the 36 Rafale fighter jets.

Nov 14, 2018, 16:30 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

Rafale deal grandmother of corruption, Nirmala Sitharaman being made the scapegoat: Congress

Congress asked how the price of Rafale aircraft shot up by 300 per cent during Modi's tenure from Rs 526 crore to Rs 1,670 crore. 

Sep 04, 2018, 14:54 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

Rahul's Rafale claims dashed: Air Force chief says Modi govt did 'very good deal'

The highly versatile Rafale is currently being used for bombing missions over Syria and Iraq as part of an international campaign against the self-styled Islamic State jihadist group.

Nov 16, 2017, 22:40 PM IST

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

Rafale equipment provider asked to set up manufacturing facility in Goa: Parrikar

Parrikar said he hoped to see the manufacturing facility develop from a copter repair and maintenance operation to a helicopter engine manufacturing facility.

Oct 23, 2016, 17:09 PM 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

Manohar Parrikar leaves for Singapore today to attend Shangri-La Dialogue, hold talks on Rafale jets

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will on Thursday travel to Singapore to participate in Shangri-La Dialogue, an inter-governmental security forum.

Jun 02, 2016, 04:37 AM IST