Tag: Rafale

India Flight Tests Rafale-Marine For INS Vikrant

The Rafale-M jet was tested for 12 days last month at Goa's INS Hansa facility using a 283 metre mock ski-jump facility, Lenain said.

  • Wednesday, 02 February 2022
Def Ministry Imposes Fine On MBDA For Delay In Fulfilling Offset Obligations Under Rafale Deal

French aerospace major Dassault Aviation is the manufacturer of the Rafale jets while MBDA supplies the missile systems for the aircraft.

  • Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Rafale procurement necessary to reinforce India's combat aircraft strength: Ex-IAF Chief

Kolkata: Pointing out that the combat aircraft strength of Indian Air Force has gone down in recent years due to obsolescence, former IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Arup Raha on Wednesday said the political parties in the country should sort out the ongoing disputes over the Rafale fighter jet deal so that the procurement […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Congress has humiliated every institution, says Modi

New Delhi: In a scathing attack at Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the Congress has become more cunning since the Emergency and accused it of humiliating every institution, including courts and the Army. He also hit back at the opposition party for demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Rafale […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Rafale rocks Parliament, government ready for discussion

New Delhi: Even as the Supreme Court dismissed four petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of Rafale jet fighters, the Congress on Friday persisted with its demand in Parliament for a JPC probe, leading to a heated argument between the treasury benches and the Opposition. The pandemonium over the issue forced the chairs […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Rafale deal: Supreme Court reserves order on Rafale

New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions seeking a probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. A bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph, reserved the order as Attorney General K.K. Venugopal defended the Narendra Modi government’s […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Rafale, S-400 will enhance our capabilities: IAF chief

Ghaziabad: Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday said the induction of Rafale fighter aircraft, the S-400 missile system and the Apache and Chinook choppers will considerably enhance the IAF’s capabilities. “We are in the process of acquiring new combat systems… The acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft, the S-400 missile systems, Apache […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Sharma urges SC to recall Rafale judgement, issue contempt of court notice to govt

New Delhi:Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma Sunday urged the Supreme Court to recall its Rafale judgement and issue contempt of court and perjury notices to the government, alleging the Centre had provided false information to the apex court. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, Sharma also alleged that the government was guility […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
No occasion to doubt decision-making in Rafale deal: SC

New Delhi:The Supreme Court Friday said there is no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter jet deal with France. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said there has been necessity of fighter aircraft and the country cannot remain without fighter jets. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Rafale will give India unprecedented combat capabilities: IAF vice chief

New Delhi: The Rafale is a beautiful aircraft which will give India “unprecedented” combat capabilities, the Indian Air Force said Wednesday amid escalating controversy over the Rs 58,000 crore deal. Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal S B Deo also said those criticising the Rafale deal must understand the laid down norms and procurement […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Congress peddling untruth on Rafale, compromising national security: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today accused Congress of “peddling untruth” on the Rafale aircraft deal, saying the “false campaign” by the opposition party and its leader Rahul Gandhi was seriously compromising national security. In a Facebook blog, he posed 15 questions to Gandhi and said the deal NDA government had entered into with […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Truth shall prevail, CAG report on Rafale reaffirms dictum: Jaitley

New Delhi: Soon after the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled its report on the Rafale fighter jet deal with France in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday took a swipe at the Opposition parties saying that “truth shall prevail” and the report reaffirms the dictum. “Satyameva Jayate – the truth shall […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
CAG report useless, timing suspect: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Dismissing the CAG report on the Rafale jet deal as worthless, Congress leader P. Chidambaram said here on Thursday it was presented deliberately on the last day of the budget session of Parliament to escape the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) scrutiny. “The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has meekly submitted to the unprecedented […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Centre tells SC: Rafale documents are stolen

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday told the court that documents related to Rafale that have appeared in the media and cited by petitioners seeking a recall of the December 14 ruling giving a clean chit to the government on the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were privileged documents stolen from the Defence Ministry. Referring […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Why is Modi afraid of probe into Rafale: Rahul

New Delhi: With the Centre threatening a probe over stealing of “privileged documents” related to Rafale deal from the Defence Ministry, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded an investigation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conducting parallel negotiations and delaying the delivery of the French jets to India. Addressing the media here, Gandhi said […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021