Rafale deal: Not involved in choosing Indian partners, says France

Image of a Rafale jet used for representational purpose only. (File photo | PTI)

The statement came following a French media report which quoted former President Francois Hollande as saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for Dassault Aviation.


Shoaib Malik saves Pakistan from blushes against Afghanistan

Chasing a competitive 258 to win, Pakistan overhauled the target with just three balls to spare with former captain Malik playing the match-winning knock from 43 balls. However, star Afghan spinner Rashid Khan yet again proved his utility with a three-wicket haul.

Pakistan's Hasan Ali (C) celebrates with Shoaib Malik at the end of the Asia Cup ODI match between Pakistan and Afghanistan at The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 21, 2018. | AFP