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All Rafale Jets To Be Inducted By April 2022: Defence Min Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday told the Rajya Sabha that all sanctioned Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force by April 2022. By March this year, 7 Rafales will be inducted. The IAF till date has 11 of the ace fighter planes. Three Rafale combat aircrafts landed in […]

PM Modi: India Will Soon Become Big Producer Of Defence Equipment
PM Modi: India Will Soon Become Big Producer Of Defence Equipment

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally here and said that India will soon be known as a big producer of defence equipment instead of being the world’s biggest arms buyer. He also said that the youth wing of India’s armed forces has witnessed a 35 per […]

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Three More Rafale Jets Leave For India From France

New Delhi: A third batch of three more Rafale fighter jets on Wednesday took off from France for a non-stop flight to India, in a further boost to the strike capability of the Indian Air Force. The Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) of the United Arab Emirates will provide mid-air refuelling to the three Rafale […]

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Rafale Jets Makes Grand Debut On Republic Day Flypast

New Delhi: The newly inducted Rafale fighter aircraft featured for the first time in India’s Republic Day flypast as it carried out the ‘Brahmastra’ formation alone and was part of the ‘Eklavya’ formation with four other fighter jets. The fighter jet conducted Eklavya formation by flying at a height of around 300 meter along with […]

IAF To Receive Three More Rafale Combat Aircraft On November 4
IAF To Receive Three More Rafale Combat Aircraft On November 4

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

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World's Best Combat Plane Gets Best Fighter Pilots: MS Dhoni On Rafale Induction

New Delhi: Former India captain MS Dhoni on Thursday said that with the final induction ceremony of the Rafale jets into the Indian Air Force (IAF), the world’s best combat proven 4.5 generation fighter plane has got the world’s best fighter pilots. “With the final induction ceremony, the world’s best combat proven 4.5 generation fighter plane […]

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5 Rafale Jets Inducted, Can Be Deployed At LAC At Short Notice: Rajnath Singh

Ambala/New Delhi: Five Rafale combat aircraft made by French company Dassault Aviation can be deployed at a short notice at the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Ambala Air Base in Haryana on Thursday during the induction ceremony. “This induction is important considering the kind of atmosphere […]

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Rafale Jets To Be Formally Inducted Into IAF Today At Ambala Air Base

New Delhi: The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force today in Ambala air base, at a time India is engaged in an escalating border row with China in eastern Ladakh. A galaxy of dignitaries including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly, Chief […]

IAF To Receive Three More Rafale Combat Aircraft On November 4
Historic: 5 Rafale Jets Land In India, Big Boost To Indian Air Defence

New Delhi: Five of the 36 medium multi-role Rafale fighter jets built by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault landed safely at the IAF airbase in Ambala on Wednesday afternoon. Significantly, the frontline IAF airbase is likely to be used in case of conflict at the northern or the western borders. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said […]

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Air Commodore Hilal Ahmad Rather Of Kashmir Becomes First Pilot To Fly Rafale

Srinagar: Air commodore Hilal Ahmad Rather has become a buzz name in Kashmir overnight. Hilal saw off the first batch of Rafale jets which took off from France to India on Monday. Among other things, he has also been associated with the weaponisation of the Rafale aircraft for acclimatization to Indian requirements. Hilal is presently […]

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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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Rafale jets not for 'ornamentation', necessary for security of nation: Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre strongly defended before the Supreme Court on Friday its deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, saying they were not for “ornamentation” but essential for national security. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved verdict on the pleas, including the one filed by former Union ministers Yashwant […]

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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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 […]

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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Had to decrease price of 36 Rafale Jets by 9%: Dassault CEO

New Delhi: CEO of French plane-maker Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, today rubbished the allegations levelled by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in connection with its tie-up with companies in Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group for offset contracts of Rafale Jets. During an interview to ANI, at a hangar at Istre- Le Tube airbase in France, Trappier said, […]