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Tag: Rafale Deal

Rafale Deal
Rafale Deal: Cong Demands JPC Probe, Alleges Cover-Up By Modi Govt

The remarks came after French investigative portal Mediapart in fresh revelations alleged bogus invoices were used that enabled French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation to pay at least 7.5 million euros in secret commissions to a middleman to help it secure the Rafale deal with India.

Dassault Aviation Rejects Fresh Allegations Of Corruption In Rafale Deal
Dassault Aviation Rejects Fresh Allegations Of Corruption In Rafale Deal

New Delhi: French aerospace major Dassault Aviation on Thursday rejected fresh allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal with India, saying no violations were reported in the frame…

SC Gives Clean Chit To Modi Govt In Rafale Deal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jets deal case, saying review petitions were without merit. The court rejected pleas which had sought re-examination of the December 14, 2018 verdict which said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in […]

Probe on into break in at IAF project office: French Minister

New Delhi: France said on Monday that it was carrying out an investigation into a break in at the Paris office of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Project Management Team (PMT) overseeing the Rafale fighter deal and the Indian government will be updated about the details. “Investigation is going on and, of course, Indian authorities […]

Exit polls indicate Congress issues of corruption, welfare may not have clicked

New Delhi The prediction by the exit polls about dismal performance by the Congress suggests that the party got it all wrong and the issues like the Rafale deal, NYAY, unemployment and alleged “arrogance” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised by it during the election campaign failed to impress the voters. The exit poll results […]

SC to hear Rafale review pleas, contempt plea against Rahul on May 10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a bunch of review petitions in Rafale deal, saying it will club the review pleas and the contempt case against Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s “chowkidar chor hai” remark attributing it to the top court on May 10. Interestingly, the court’s direction came after learning […]

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 […]

Centre should release MoM of Rafale deal: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded that the Centre make public the minutes of the meeting (MoM) between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former French President Francois Hollande, which culminated in the Rafale fighter aircraft deal. “The draft of the joint statement of the Indian Prime Minister and the French President did not have […]

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.

SC reserves order on government plea on Rafale documents

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday received its order on the government’s plea claiming privilege over the documents filed by petitioners – former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, journalist-turned politician Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan – in connection with the Rafale case. After an hour-long hearing, the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi […]

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 […]

Dealings of European missile manufacture under scanner

New Delhi: A leading European arms manufacturer MBDA, which supplies missiles for the Rafale jets, has come under the scanner of probe agencies here for its suspected links with lobbyist Deepak Talwar, who was extradited from Dubai last month. The country head of MBDA, Loic Piedevache, has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate to appear […]

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SC's Rafale verdict: Defective pleas led to delay in hearing of review petitions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought to clear the air over alleged delay in the hearing of petitions seeking the review of its judgment on controversial Rafale deal as it pointed to the defective petitions filed seeking the review. “Defective petitions are filed and then we are blamed,” Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi sitting […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rahul's charges against Modi height of shamelessness, irresponsibility: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP Tuesday dismissed Rahul Gandhi’s allegations against Narendra Modi on the Rafale jet deal as height of shamelessness and irresponsibility, and asserted that the e-mail he cited to criticise the prime minister referred to some chopper deal and not the purchase of the fighter aircraft. Senior party leader and Union minister Ravi […]

PM stole from Andhra Pradesh and gave it to Anil Ambani: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Expressing support for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s daylong fast, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stolen from the people of the state and given the money to industrialist Anil Ambani. The TDP president is on a fast here demanding that the Centre fulfil all […]

Rafale deal unravelling faster than govt thought: Cong

New Delhi:The Congress on Monday said the Rafale deal is “unravelling” faster than the government thought, with issues such as “parallel negotiations” by the PMO and changes in the standard defence procurement procedure coming to the fore. The opposition party’s attack on the government came after a report in The Hindu newspaper claimed that the […]

Congress flogging a dead horse on Rafale deal: Nirmala

New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday hit out at the Congress over its attack on the government on the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying the party is flogging a dead horse to keep the issue alive. Her remarks came in the Lok Sabha after the Congress and other opposition parties created pandemonium over […]

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned for the day amid ruckus soon after the House met for the day. The opposition MPs had given notices under Rule 267 (Suspension of Business) to discuss the Rafale deal and the 13-point roster in university appointments. Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected both notices. This led […]

Rahul calls Modi 'darpok', dares him to 5 min debate on Rafale and national security

New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday described him as a “darpok” (coward) and dared him to a five minute face-to-face debate on issues such as Rafale and national security. Addressing his party’s minority department convention here, Gandhi also alleged that the RSS was trying […]

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 […]

Modi's 'Rafale fear' behind plum post offer to Sikri: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday charged Prime Minister Narendra Modi with destroying key institutions to cover up the “Rafale scam” following reports of Supreme Court judge A.K. Sikri, who sided with the government to remove CBI Director Alok Verma, being nominated to the Commonwealth Tribunal. According to sources, Justice Sikri was nominated […]

Modi sacked CBI Chief over Rafale: Rahul Gandhi

Dubai: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the removal of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, saying that Modi “sacked” Verma without hearing him and was too “terrified” to let him stay in his post for the briefest period. “The Prime Minister is currently being held hostage by the Rafale […]

PM Modi hails Sitharaman, Jaitley for response on Oppn's lies on Rafale deal

Amaravati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had given a “detailed response” to the “lies” on the Rafale deal in Parliament and had placed facts before the people. Modi was speaking to BJP workers from Anantapuramu, Kadapa, Kurnool, Narsaraopet and Tirupati Lok Sabha constituencies via video-conference. […]

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Prove order given to HAL or resign, Rahul tells Sitharaman

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman place documents before Parliament to prove her claim that the Modi government has given Rs 1 lakh crore worth of orders to defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), or resign. Two days after Sitharaman made the claims in the Lok Sabha […]

Let every Indian ask PM & his ministers questions I asked on Rafale: Rahul

New Delhi: Stepping up his attack on the Modi government over the Rafale deal issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged all Indians to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers the questions he posed in Parliament on the fighter jet agreement with France. “RM (Raksha Marti) spoke for 2 hrs in Parliament, […]

Sitharaman doing drama instead of answering questions: Rahul

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman evaded his questions on the controversial Rafale deal and “ran away” when asked a pointed question if the Air Force objected to the changes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made in “two minutes” to the defence acquisition deal negotiated over eight […]

Cong stopped Rafale deal as it 'didn't get the money': Nirmala

New Delhi: Hitting back at the Congress on the Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday alleged that the party had stopped the deal when it was in power as it “didn’t get the money” and ignored national security. Replying to a debate on the Rafale issue in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman alleged […]

Rahul says will go for criminal investigation in Rafale deal if voted to power

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there will be a criminal investigation into the Rafale deal if Congress comes to power in the 2019 elections, stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being accused of wrongdoings in the deal but is running away from the questions posed to him. Talking to reporters […]

Ahead of govt reply in Parl, Cong launches fresh attack on Rafale

New Delhi: Launching a fresh offensive on the Rafale deal, the Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of brushing aside objections raised by the Defence and the Law ministries, causing losses to the exchequer and compromising national security. The opposition party fielded senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Randeep Surjewala to […]

Gandhi family understands only money, not national security: Jaitley on Rafale

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday launched a no-holds-barred attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his family and said he understood only the arithmetic of money and not issues related to national security. Intervening in a debate on the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal in the Lok Sabha, he said it was […]

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC seeking review of Dec 14 Rafale verdict

New Delhi: Former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, and advocate Prashant Bhushan Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking review of its December 14 verdict dismissing all PILs alleging irregularities in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France. In their review plea, they alleged that the judgment “relied upon patently incorrect claims made […]

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Gujarat CM tags Odisha CM’s maiden visit to Surat as “politically motivated”

Bhubaneswar: As Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik landed in Surat today for the first time in 19 years, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani who was in Bhubaneswar to attend a presser on Rafale deal, took a jibe at Naveen Patnaik stating that the CM’s visit to meet Odias residing in Gujarat after 19 years is politically-motivated. […]

Lok Sabha adjourned after passing transgender rights bill

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was on Monday adjourned for the day after passage of the Transgenders Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016 amid din as the opposition members created pandemonium in support of their various demands, including a JPC probe into Rafale fighter jets deal. After a washout of the first week’s business, the […]

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 […]

Congress sabotaging India's security preparedness: Javadekar

Panaji: The Congress is trying to sabotage the country’s security preparedness by raking up the Rafale deal issue, despite the Supreme Court ruling that there was no need for a probe, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said here on Saturday. Javadekar, who is here to participate in the 31st annual convocation ceremony […]

Anil Ambani hails Rafale verdict, says establishes falsity of allegations

New Delhi: Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court judgment in the Rafale deal, saying it has conclusively established “complete falsity of the wild, baseless and politically motivated” allegations levelled against Reliance Group and him personally. In a statement, he said the Reliance Group was committed to India’s national security and […]

BJP ministers attack Congress after SC's Rafale judgement

New Delhi: BJP ministers on Friday came down heavily on the Congress for carrying out a misleading campaign on the Rafale fighter jet deal, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh rejecting the opposition party’s demand for a Joint Parliamentary Probe on the issue. Singh said the government was confident that the Supreme Court judgment on the […]

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) […]