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.

  • Tuesday, 09 November 2021
Rafale agreement details classified, cannot be disclosed

New Delhi: The details of the deal with France for the Rafale fighter jets cannot be disclosed as per the Inter Governmental Agreement as it is “classified information”, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Parliament on Monday. Sitharaman’s response, in a written reply, came to a question by Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal seeking to […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 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
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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. […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • 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