The Biggest Stories of April 10, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 4, 2015
French President Francois Hollande arrived in Qatar today to oversee the signing of a multi-billion-euro deal to sell 24 Rafale fighter jets to the gas-rich emirate.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 4, 2015
Ahead of French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's visit, India on Monday said that negotiations for the procurement of Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin this month, and the multi-billion dollar deal will be finalised "...
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 30, 2015
Qatar has agreed to buy 24 Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets in a deal worth $7 billion , the French government said today, as the Gulf Arab state looks to boost its military firepower amid regional instability.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 30, 2015
French group Dassault Aviation is poised to sign a lucrative deal with Qatar for 36 of its Rafale fighter jets, sources close to the negotiations said Thursday, the third foreign order this year.
World News | Reuters | Friday April 24, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the United States would deliver new F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year to help its ally maintain its military edge in the Middle East.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 23, 2015
India and France today began 10-day naval exercise 'Varuna' that will see 12 Rafale fighter jets in action off the Goa coast along with a host of naval assets of both countries.
Opinion | Phiroze Vasunia | Tuesday April 21, 2015
Arms manufacturers of the world, rejoice. The government of India is your loyal friend. Not just this government, but the previous government too - the UPA as well as the NDA.
World News | Mark Mazzetti and Helene Cooper, The New York Times | Sunday April 19, 2015
To wage war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is using F-15 fighter jets bought from Boeing. Pilots from the United Arab Emirates are flying Lockheed Martin's F-16 to bomb both Yemen and Syria. Soon the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atom...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 18, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi early this morning after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium fr...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday April 17, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wrapped up his three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of important agreements were signed, which included the agreement for the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium f...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 17, 2015
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi wrapped up his inaugural visit to the US on Thursday, winning pledges that long-delayed F-16 fighter jets will soon be delivered and vowing to calm the sectarian tensions dividing his country.
India News | Reuters | Thursday April 16, 2015
Foreign fighter jet makers see a multi-billion dollar opportunity in India's decision to scale back purchases of high-end aircraft from France, which may free up cash in the world's largest arms importer to buy a new fleet of mid-range planes.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 16, 2015
Two Vietnamese fighter jets crashed into each other during a training exercise over the contested South China Sea on Thursday, state media have reported, without confirming the fate of the two pilots.
India News | Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Tuesday April 14, 2015
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that the decision to buy 126 fighter jets from France cleared by the previous Congress-led government, was not thought through properly. The purchase, he said, should not have been made through a global tend...
World News | Reuters | Tuesday April 14, 2015
After delays caused by the war with Islamic State, Iraq hopes to take first deliveries of its F-16 fighter jets from the United States this summer, a senior Iraqi official said.
India News | Reuters | Monday April 13, 2015
Any future purchases of Rafale fighter jets will be through direct negotiations with the French government, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today, calling into question an ongoing commercial negotiation with Dassault Aviation for 126 aircra...
India News | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from PTI) | Sunday April 12, 2015
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India's decision to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets off the shelf would infuse "minimum oxygen" into the Air Force, battling with an ageing warplane fleet.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Saturday April 11, 2015
India will buy 36 French-manufactured Rafale fighter jets off the shelf, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday evening, after a meeting with President of France Francois Hollande in Paris. Sources said the Rafale deal could now be for 144 ...
Cheat Sheet | Agencies | Friday April 10, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tonight meet French President Francois Hollande. Both leaders are reported to be keen to seal a deal for India to buy Rafale fighter jets from France.
India News | Agencies | Tuesday April 7, 2015
French President Francois Hollande said there will be no news on the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India before the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for a state visit this week.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 6, 2015
Kenyan fighter jets pounded Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgent camps in southern Somalia today, the army said, days after the Islamists killed 148 people in their worst ever massacre in Kenya.
World News | Reuters | Thursday March 26, 2015
Jordanian air force fighter jets are participating in the Saudi- led operation with its Arab allies against Houthi fighters in Yemen, a Jordanian official source said on Thursday.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 25, 2015
India took delivery today of the first two refitted Mirage fighter jets out of a total 51 in the pipeline at a ceremony at the Istres airbase in southern France, as talks for more modern Rafales drag on.
World News | Agencies | Monday March 16, 2015
Two fighter jets in Malaysia collided mid-air and then crashed on Sunday at an air show, according to media reports.