The Biggest Stories of April 10, 2015
Apr 10, 2015
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 27, 2015
Keeping up the offensive against the Modi government over the Rafale deal, Congress on Tuesday accused it of giving a go bye to its much-flaunted 'Make in India" programme while entering into an agreement for the purchase of the fighter jets from Fra...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 25, 2015
An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York was escorted by two US fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and US officials said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
The Congress on Saturday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has put the national security at stake by drastically reducing defense sector spending.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 24, 2015
Congress on Saturday alleged non-transparency in the multi-crore Rafale deal and questioned the Centre's move to bypass defence procurement procedure in the absence of inter-governmental agreement with France.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 17, 2015
French team constituted to negotiate the Rafale deal has arrived in India and talks can start anytime now, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said yesterday as he described the agreement as "one of the bold initiatives" of the Modi government.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 11, 2015
Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels said Monday that they shot down a warplane of the Saudi-led coalition, shortly after Morocco said one of its fighter jets had gone missing on a sortie.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 6, 2015
India and France today decided to set up teams to work out details of the acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition in a "time bound manner".
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 5, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi tomorrow to "launch negotiations" for the 36 Rafale fighter jets that India has decided to buy from France.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 5, 2015
After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more.
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.
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...