Rafale: A New Feather in Air Force's Wings?
Apr 18, 2015
इंटरनेशनल एजेंडा : रफाल पर सवाल?
Apr 13, 2015
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday July 25, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two day visit to Cairo today, just days after France delivered the first batch of 24 Rafale warplanes Egypt bought in a multi-billion-euro deal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 21, 2015
The 36 Rafale combat planes and associated systems and weapons would be delivered in the same configuration as had been tested and approved by Indian Air Force, and with a longer maintenance responsibility by France, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday June 24, 2015
The Rafale deal with France is yet to materialise, but the Indian Air Force is set to lose 54 fighter jets within the next six months.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday June 20, 2015
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has faced criticism in the media for his comments on a wide range of issues, on Saturday said he would not speak to the media for six months.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday June 17, 2015
French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit India soon as the two countries work towards finalising the deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday June 17, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that talks with India over the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets were progressing well and would be finalised within "two to three months".
India News | Reuters | Thursday June 4, 2015
The head of Dassault Aviation said on Tuesday he had not given up hope of selling extra Rafales to India on top of a deal for 36 aircraft being negotiated by the French government.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Sunday May 31, 2015
As the number of fighter squadrons steadily dip, India will make do with the 36 Rafale Fighters, three squadrons of the Russian Made SU-30MKI that are in the making and make up the rest of the numbers with the indigenously made Tejas (Mark-II).
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Friday May 29, 2015
It has been 32 years in the making but it will be least another five years before the indigenously-built fighter jet Tejas (Mark-II) can be deployed in a combat role, a top Indian Air Force official told NDTV.
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 France.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 26, 2015
Congress om Monday hit back at Manohar Parrikar for attacking his predecessor AK Antony, alleging that the Defence Minister was not kept in the loop by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he clinched the high-profile Rafale fighter jet deal with French President Francois Hollande last month.
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 | Saturday May 23, 2015
Former Defence Minister AK Antony today raised several questions over the Rafale fighter jet deal, wondering whether the Finance Ministry and Defence Acquisition Council were taken on board while clinching the agreement with France.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 19, 2015
Dassault Aviation will double production of its Rafale combat jet within two to three years of the completion of a planned sale to India, its chief executive said on Monday.
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.
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Tuesday May 12, 2015
Is even one Rafale screw going to be manufactured in India?
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 | Press Trust of India | Monday May 4, 2015
Ahead of French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's visit to New Delhi this week, India has said that negotiations for buying 36 Rafale fighters off the shelf will commence this month and will be wrapped up in a time- bound manner.
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 "as early as possible".
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 3, 2015
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced purchase of 36 Rafale jets from France in fly-away condition, its Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will be visiting India next week to "set up" negotiations for the crucial deal.