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IAF says Rafale jets would have further hurt Pakistan in dogfight vs F-16s

"The results would have been further skewed in our favour had we inducted our Rafale aircraft in time."

Apr 15, 2019, 20:03 PM IST

IAF doesn't need 126 Rafale jets as negotiated in UPA's deal, Nirmala Sitharaman explains why

Sitharaman said the requirement of the Air Force was higher in 2001 but after 20 years the situation has changed.

Feb 24, 2019, 06:55 AM 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

Rafale fighter vs JF-17 jet: Check out the features of the two aircraft

Here’s a look at the specifications of Rafale and JF-17, which are set to power the IAF and PAF, respectively.

Jan 07, 2019, 14:34 PM IST

Pakistan eyes 62 JF-17 jets from China as Rafale dogfight continues in India

While the Indian Air Force requires a total of 126 new Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) plane, it will only be getting 36 Rafale jets by 2020. 

Jan 06, 2019, 13:57 PM IST

Amid political battle over Rafale, government makes 25% payment for fighter jets

The first Rafale fighter jet is likely to be delivered as per schedule to the Indian Air Force by September 2019.

Dec 27, 2018, 23:48 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

Durga Puja 2018: Lucknow gets a Rafale-themed pandal, organisers pray for stronger IAF

"We want 'Maa Durga' to make our Indian Air Force (IAF) powerful and in clearing all the hurdles in getting the aircraft," says an organiser.

Oct 15, 2018, 17:06 PM IST

Supreme Court may hear plea seeking stay on Rafale deal next week

The PIL has been filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma.

Sep 05, 2018, 11:17 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

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: Congress dares Subramanian Swamy to move court

 Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday dared BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to move court over the Rafale deal a day after the latter threatened to take legal recourse claiming that there were shortcomings in the fighter aircraft.

Apr 11, 2015, 21:10 PM IST

20-30 Tejas aircraft to be commissioned soon: Parrikar

As many as 20-30 indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, which will replace the ageing MIG fighters, will be commissioned soon, government informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Dec 05, 2014, 14:57 PM IST