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Tag: Rafale Deal

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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Jignesh Mevani alleges BJP-BJD nexus over Rafale

Bhubaneswar: Gujarat Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led Central government and the BJD-led Odisha government alleging that there is a secret nexus between both the parties. Targeting the ruling-BJD during a public meeting at Swadhinata Sangrami Ground in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, Jignesh alleged that the Odisha government failed to provide […]

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 dogfight: Congress trashes Modi's defence, Jaitley hits back

New Delhi: The political dogfight over the Rafale deal on Tuesday escalated with the Congress trashing the Modi government and French defence major Dassault Aviations defence of the deal while the ruling BJP hit back accusing the grand old party of creating a controversy around sensitive defence requirements. A day after the Modi government made […]

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Modi won't survive if Rafale is probed: Rahul

New Delhi: Alleging French defence major Dassault Aviation of paying “kickback” to secure the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not survive if the “huge corruption” in the purchase was probed. “If an inquiry starts on this (Rafale deal), Modi is not going to survive it, […]

SC seeks pricing, offset partner details on Rafale deal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought more information from the government on the Rafale combat jet deal, including its pricing and deemed advantages. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told the Centre it should state in an affidavit the “difficulty” in sharing the information on pricing after Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said […]

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HAL temple of modern India, Modi government destroying it: Rahul

Bengaluru: Taking the Rafale battle to the doors of HAL, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government has “insulted, hurt and destroyed” the future of the public sector company by depriving it of the offset contract with the French aircraft manufacturer Dassault. In an hour-long interaction with about 100 former and […]

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HAL a "strategic asset," says Rahul as he steps attack over Rafale deal

Bengaluru: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today described HAL as a “strategic asset” in aerospace, saying the country owed a debt to it, as he stepped up his campaign against the Modi government over the Rafale fighter jet deal. Reaching out to present and former employees of the defence PSU at an interaction with them here, […]

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Rafale will be game changer for IAF: Air Marshal Nambiar

Shillong: The Rafale fighter jets are “highly capable” and will be a game changer for the Air Force, Chief of the Eastern Air Command Air Marshal R Nambiar has said. All Air Force units in the region, except for some in West Bengal, will get the modern platforms, including the Rafale, the Chinook and the […]

Congress restless over Rafale deal since it couldn't make money: Nirmala

Chennai: Attacking the Congress for its offensive against the Modi government on the Rafale deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the party was “restless” because it could not make money. She accused the previous Congress government of negotiating with “brokers” and not buying important equipment required for the defence forces. “… and […]

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Government terms report on official's 'objection' in Rafale deal confusing

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said the media report which talked about a senior official putting his objections to the benchmark pricing of 36 Rafale fighter jets “seeks to create confusion through distorted and selective presentation of facts” and maintained that the report suffered from “several factual errors that impact its entire tone and […]

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