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Second Batch Of Rafale Aircraft Arrives In India

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force received three Rafale combat aircraft on November 4 from the manufacturer French company Dassault Aviation, on Monday. The three Rafale jets arrived in India flying non-stop from France. The Rafale jets flew directly from Istres in France to Jamnagar and they will be accompanied by French Air Force mid-air […]

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India's Multi-Role Rafale Fighter Jets Acquisition Irks Pakistan

Islamabad: India’s acquisition of five of the 36 medium multi-role Rafale fighter jets built by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault, which arrived at the IAF airbase in Ambala near New Delhi on Wednesday to upgrade its air force, has irked Islamabad. In a weekly press briefing, Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui termed the Indian Air […]

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First Batch Of Rafale Leaves France, To Land In India on July 29

New Delhi: The first batch of five Rafale jets flew out of France today and will arrive in India on Wednesday, July 29, when the fighter jets will officially be inducted and join the Indian Air Force fleet in Haryana’s Ambala. The fighter jets, built by French aviation firm Dassault, took off from the Merignac […]

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IAF To Integrate Rafale With Hammer Missiles To Boost Combat Capabilities

New Delhi: As it inducts the first batch of five Rafale jets in the midst of the border row with China in eastern Ladakh, the Indian Air Force is looking at integrating the fleet with new generation air-to-ground missile systems having a strike range of up to 60 KM, people familiar with the development said. […]

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Indian Air Force To Get Rafale Boost Amid India-China Standoff

New Delhi: At least five out of the first batch of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft are likely to join the Indian Air Force (IAF) by July end, providing it much-needed muscle amid a depleting fighter strength. The Indian Army is stretched between its northern borders with China where it is locked in multiple standoffs with […]

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Government likely to order 36 more Rafale fighter jets

New Delhi: Shrugging off the controversy around the previous deal, the Narendra Modi government has finalized a deal for another 36 Rafale fighter jets, according media reports. An Indian Defence Research Wing report published on Saturday said the new order will be inked in early 2020. The Indian Air Force has recently been handed over […]

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IAF 'Accepts' Rafale, Formal Hand-Over On Dussehra

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first multi-role combat aircraft Rafale from its manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on Thursday, defence sources said on Friday. The jet will be formally handed over to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for induction into the IAF when he visits France on the occasion of Dussehra on […]

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IAF vice chief flies in Rafale during Indo-French drill

New Delhi: IAF Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria on Friday flew in a Rafale aircraft during the India-French joint air exercise Garuda-VI at the French Air Base Mont-de-Marsa. “The Air Marshal flew in Rafale with Colonel Antoine Courty” of the French Air Force, the Indian Air Force (IAF) tweeted. The Air […]

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First Rafale to be delivered in 2 months: French Ambassador

Bhopal: French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler Friday said the first Rafale fighter aircraft will be delivered within two months and it will be “perfectly on time”. The senior diplomat told PTI on the sidelines of a function here that all 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next […]

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IAF big guns fly for Kargil martyr, chief hails Rafale

New Delhi: In a rare feat, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief B.S. Dhanoa and Western Air Command chief Raghunath Nambiar flew in a formation together in a commemorative flight paying tribute to Kargil war martyr Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja. Dhanoa and Nambiar strapped up for the “missing man” formation in Bathinda on Monday. It is […]

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SC allows Centre's plea to defer Rafale hearing

New Delhi: Acting on Centre’s plea to defer the Rafael verdict review hearing fixed for Tuesday on grounds that it needs time to file reply on merits, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Centre to circulate a letter for adjournment of the hearing. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi permitted the Centre’s counsel […]

SC refuses to close 'chowkidar' matter, Rahul issued contempt notice

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice of criminal contempt to Congress President Rahul Gandhi while rejecting a plea for closing the matter related to his ‘chowkidar chor hai remarks incorrectly attributed to the top court. The apex court will now hear the matter on April 30 along with the review petitions […]

SC rejects Centre's plea, Rafale to be heard on merit

New Delhi: The Supreme Court in an unanimous judgment on Wednesday rejected the preliminary objections raised by the central government, as a result the Rafale review petitions will now be heard on merits. The court will look into the documents published.

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PM Modi is Pakistan's poster boy, not us: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dubbing him the “poster boy of Pakistan” for publicly hugging former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and inviting the neighbouring country’s spy agency ISI to Pathankot after the IAF base was attacked. Gandhi’s remarks came after Modi on Tuesday called the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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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 […]