Rafale fighters

Induction ceremony of IAF's Rafale fighters on September 10, Rajnath Singh and French Defence Minister to be chief guests

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his French counterpart Florence will be the chief guests for the event. 

Sep 09, 2020, 16:16 PM IST

Induction ceremony of Rafale fighter jets into IAF to be held at Ambala airbase on September 10

Earlier, sources had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is most likely to attend the ceremony.

Sep 07, 2020, 17:21 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's New Attack Over Rafale Deal Invites Scathing BJP Retort

The Rafale aircraft deal was central to the Congress's poll campaign and was seen by many as contributing to the party's crushing defeat in the polls.

Aug 23, 2020, 11:06 AM IST

Meet Rafale pilots who flew jets to India

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria welcomed pilots who flew the Rafale jets to India.

Jul 30, 2020, 15:20 PM IST

IAF's Rafale fighter jets has proven its worth in combat: Here's how

India on Wednesday received its first batch of new multi-role fighter aircraft in two decades with the arrival of five Rafale jets, giving the country's air power a strategic edge. The aircraft, having an undisputed track record and considered one of the most potent combat jets globally, landed at the Ambala Air Force base at around 3.14 pm to a rousing reception.

Jul 29, 2020, 23:21 PM IST

From speed to weapon capabilities, Rafale is way ahead: Home Minister Amit Shah

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, he called it a historic day for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and a proud moment for India.

Jul 29, 2020, 21:17 PM IST

How Rafale fighters give IAF massive edge over China and Pakistan: Explained

The aircraft, having an undisputed track record and considered one of the most potent combat jets globally, landed at the Ambala Air Force airbase.

Jul 29, 2020, 19:32 PM IST

IAF Chief welcomes Rafale fighters, pilots at Ambala airbase, jets accorded ceremonial water salute: Watch video

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria was accompanied by Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C), Western Air Command Air Marshal Balakrishnan Suresh and other IAF officers.

Jul 29, 2020, 18:35 PM IST

Rajnath Singh shares touchdown video of Rafale fighter jets at Ambala IAF airbase: Watch

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shared a touchdown video of the Rafale fighter jets at the Ambala IAF airbase.

Jul 29, 2020, 17:04 PM IST

Rajnath Singh welcomes Rafale fighters, warns China and Pakistan against threatening India's territorial integrity

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the Defence Minister said, "I would like to add, if it is anyone who should be worried about or critical about this new capability of the Indian Air Force, it should be those who want to threaten our territorial integrity."

Jul 29, 2020, 16:13 PM IST

IAF to get HAMMER missiles; features and lethality of the medium-range air-to-ground weapon from France

Amid simmering border tension with China, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided to further boost the capabilities of its Rafael combat fighters, which are set to arrive from France soon, by equipping them with the deadly HAMMER missiles.

Jul 23, 2020, 16:22 PM IST

No delay in supply of Rafale jets to India: France

India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France in September 2016 for the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of around Rs 58,000 crore.

May 24, 2020, 20:31 PM IST

Allegations on Rafale deal don't match with facts: IAF deputy chief

As we are the ones who were very much part of the negotiations with the French government, we have the facts with us, I don't think what is being alleged matches up with facts at all, Nambiar said.

Sep 06, 2018, 17:33 PM IST

Qatar inks deal for 24 French Rafale jets

Qatar signed a multi-billion-euro deal with French defence group Dassault on Monday to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets, in a ceremony attended by the leaders of both countries in Doha.

May 04, 2015, 15:30 PM IST

AeroIndia concludes, no mega deal signed

Asia's premier air show, "Aero India" came to a close on Sunday with the event turning into a carnival on the last two days as nearly three lakh people thronged the Air Force Station at Yelahanka here to witness the splendid aerial feast by the metal birds.

Feb 22, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

France inks jet sale to Egypt as Cairo bombs Islamic State

France signed an agreement with Egypt on Monday for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighters, in a deal boosting Cairo`s military as it tackles jihadists on two fronts.

Feb 17, 2015, 10:45 AM IST

French fighter jet deal close: IAF chief Arup Raha

Indian Air Force Chief has said conclusion of a $22 billion fighter jet deal with French company Dassault Aviation was imminent after missed deadlines and delays.

Sep 03, 2014, 12:05 PM IST

India`s military build-up too little too late?

India`s 1.3 million-strong armed forces are undergoing an overhaul as defence priorities shift to China from traditional rival Pakistan.

Feb 04, 2012, 19:48 PM IST