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Dec 1, 2012
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Aug 2, 2012
Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday April 12, 2013
Earlier this month, in a rather unusual move, the Indian Air Force (IAF) strongly refuted a report that it was working on a Plan B should its negotiations fail to buy 126 combat jets from Dassault Aviation.
Reported by Sudhi Ranjan Sen; edited by Mala Das | Thursday February 28, 2013
India has increased its budget for the armed forces by five percent. Sanctioning a little over Rs. 200,000 crore for this fiscal year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram promised Parliament that "constraints will not come in the way of providing any addi...
Press Trust of India | Sunday February 17, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron will attempt to "steal" a six billion pound Indian defence contract from under the nose of French President Francois Hollande when he visits New Delhi this week, according to a media report.
Vishnu Som | Wednesday February 6, 2013
It is that time of the year when the skies over Yelahanka, near Bangalore will thunder to the sound of dozens of jets from Air Forces and manufacturers from around the world. Almost the entire international aviation fraternity will be descending to ...
Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday December 9, 2012
In a major step to increase its operational reach, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided that all its aircraft and helicopters meant for combat and combat support will henceforth have the capability for mid-air refuelling.
Wednesday November 28, 2012
After bagging the multi-billion dollar contract for supplying 126 Rafale fighter aircraft to IAF, French Dassault Systems has opened an Indian subsidiary company here.
Press Trust of India | Saturday August 4, 2012
Air Chief NAK Browne today said the Indian Air Force (IAF) has identified a 'design flaw' with the Russian-made supersonic fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30 though nothing is wrong with its 'airworthiness'.
Vishnu Som | Friday August 3, 2012
For me, the sortie on the Rafale was a dream come true, a chance to experience, first hand, a platform the Indian Air Force rates as the best fighter of its class in the world.
Sunday February 5, 2012
Aviation is a sunrise sector in India and has potential to generate a large number of design, production and management jobs, an industry veteran said today.
Press Trust of India | Thursday February 2, 2012
Having lost out on the multi-billion Indian Air Force contract, the Pentagon said American fighter jets - F-16 and F-18 - would have provided India unbeatable platforms with proven technologies at a competitive price.
Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 1, 2012
A "disappointed" British Prime Minister David Cameron today said he would do "everything he can" to "encourage" India to reconsider its decision to acquire 126 French-made Rafale fighter jets instead of the UK-backed Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.
Nicola Clark, The New York Times | Wednesday February 1, 2012
India has selected Dassault Aviation of France as its preferred bidder in a $10 billion contest to supply its air force with a new fleet of advanced combat aircraft, the French government said on Tuesday. The company edged out a European consortium t...
Sudhi Ranjan Sen, Nitin Gokhale | Tuesday January 31, 2012
Sources have told NDTV that the French aviation company Dassault Rafale has won the $10.4 million deal for supplying fighter aircraft to India. The Indian Airforce plans to buy 126 aircraft over the next ten years.
Tuesday December 6, 2011
On a visit to India, a group of French MPs are "watching with interest" the heated debate here on allowing FDI in the retail, a move which could benefit companies like France-based Carrefour.
NDTV Correspondent | Saturday July 30, 2011
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon have to make up its mind between two fighter jets - the Eurofighter Typhoon and the French Dassault Rafale. Both these aircraft are competing fiercely to don IAF colours in what is being touted as the world's bigg...