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.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Wednesday February 25, 2015
The 12 billion dollar discussions centred on whether India will buy 126 Rafale fighter jets from France have made some progress, sources said today, a day after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar met his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Delhi.
India News | Wednesday February 25, 2015
The deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets from France appears to have been pulled back from the brink of collapse.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Wednesday February 25, 2015
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar appear to have sorted out one of the key issues holding up the estimated $15 billion deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force. A final decision...
India News | Reuters | Tuesday February 24, 2015
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hold talks tomorrow with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to salvage a deal for 126 Dassault fighter jets that has stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft.
India News | Reuters | Thursday February 19, 2015
India's air force risks a major capability gap opening up with China and Pakistan without new western warplanes or if local defence contractors can't produce what the military needs in a timely manner.
India News | Written by Vishnu Som | Wednesday February 18, 2015
The CEO of Dassault Aviation, Eric Trappier, has indicated that he is confident of winning the contract for at least 126 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force in a deal which was initially worth $12 billion or Rs. 74,400 crore and could go up ...
India News | Reuters | Wednesday February 18, 2015
India will decide on the fate of a long-delayed deal for 126 Dassault Rafale fighter jets only after March, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today at the Aero India airshow in Bengaluru.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
France and Egypt were poised Monday to sign a multi-billion-euro deal for the first foreign sale of the Rafale fighter jet, as Cairo bombed targets of the Islamic State jihadists in Libya.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 15, 2015
Egypt's decision to buy 24 Rafale jet fighters from France underscores its determination to diversify its sources of weapons and reduce its dependence on the United States, experts said.
India News | Reuters | Thursday January 15, 2015
A French delegation will visit Delhi this month to try to salvage an agreement to supply 126 Rafale fighter jets to the Indian Air Force. One of the world's biggest defence deals has hit a snag over the local assembly of the planes.
India News | Agencies | Tuesday December 2, 2014
The French and Indian defence ministers agreed to press ahead with negotiations on the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India, both sides said on Tuesday, after slow progress cast doubt on the estimated $12 billion or about Rs 74,400-crore deal.
India News | Reuters | Tuesday December 2, 2014
The French and Indian defence ministers agreed on Monday to overcome any differences and finalise the sale of 126 fighter jets to India in a deal worth an estimated $15 billion, the Indian defence ministry said.
India News | Written by Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Saturday October 18, 2014
The French Rafale Fighter aircraft that India is planning to buy, in what is being billed as the largest defence purchase by the country - "will be swatted like mosquitos in an August night," says Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 3, 2014
The air force chief has said the conclusion of a $22 billion fighter jet deal with French company Dassault Aviation is imminent after missed deadlines and delays.
India News | Reuters | Tuesday July 8, 2014
Britain's foreign secretary lobbied India on Tuesday to buy Eurofighter military aircraft, suggesting that London has not yet abandoned hope of ousting France's Rafale from a multi-billion-dollar combat jet order.
India News | Nitin Gokhale (With inputs from Reuters) | Monday June 30, 2014
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has landed in the capital to among other issues, close a stalled deal to sell India 126 Rafale fighter jets, built by Dassault Aviation, for an estimated $15-17 billion or 100,000 crores.
India News | Reuters | Sunday June 29, 2014
Western governments are rushing to visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawn by the prospect of multi-billion-dollar deals as the Indian government prepares to open the nascent defence industry to foreign investment.
India News | Written by Nitin Gokhale | Sunday June 29, 2014
The Indian Air Force or IAF may lose its traditional conventional edge against Pakistan if the contract to buy 126 Rafale medium multi-role combat aircraft or MMRCA is not clinched immediately, senior IAF officials told Defence Minister Arun Jaitley ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 26, 2014
The multi-billion dollar Rafale combat aircraft deal, the Jaitapur nuclear power plant and climate change are expected to figure prominently during talks French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius' will have with Indian leaders during his two-day visit h...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 6, 2014
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was briefed on Friday by the Air Force on its operational preparedness and its immediate requirements such as 126 Rafale combat aircraft for carrying out its assigned tasks.
India News | Reuters | Monday May 19, 2014
Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Eric Trappier said he hoped to sign a deal to sell Rafale fighter jets to India by the end of the year following the election of pro-business candidate Narendra Modi as the country's new prime minister.
India News | Nitin Gokhale | Monday March 3, 2014
The Centre and French aerospace major Dassault have taken a big step forward in the deal for 126 Rafale fighter jets to be supplied to India.
India News | Reuters | Thursday February 6, 2014
India's military has postponed until the next financial year a plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France's Dassault Aviation, the defence minister said on Thursday.