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'I acted as per my faith': Rajnath Singh defends conducting "Shastra Puja" of Rafale jets in Paris

In his speech, the BJP veteran also accused the Congress of practising "divide and rule" policy to pit one religion against another.

published on : 15th October 2019

IAF would have struck Balakot from India if we had Rafale jets: Rajnath Singh at Maharashtra

Singh reiterated that the fighter planes were meant only for self-defence and not for aggression.

published on : 15th October 2019

'Lemons to protect Rafale' part of Indian culture: Sitharaman

Pictures of Singh receiving the first Rafale jet in France had shown him drawing an "Om" sign in devnagri script on the cutting edge plane and also placing lemons under the wheels.

published on : 11th October 2019

Rajnath Singh says his visit to France 'extremely productive'

During his three day-visit to France, Singh met French President Emmanuel Macron and also held talks with his French counterpart Florence Parly on ways to bolster the defence ties.

published on : 11th October 2019

Inducting Rafale ‘important development’ for IAF, will be game changer for India: Experts

Rafale, which is not only unmatched with its ability to suppress and blind enemy sensors and radars, can also engage enemy aircraft or ground targets, while remaining much inside Indian airspace.

published on : 9th October 2019

Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale fighter jet from France

Rajnath Singh, who is on a three-day visit to France, attended a ceremony Tuesday at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France.

published on : 8th October 2019

Rajnath Singh to perform ‘Shastra Puja’ in Paris, take sortie in Rafale fighter

The Shashtra Puja is a ritual associated with Navratra where warriors re-dedicate their weapons to uphold justice and truth.

published on : 7th October 2019

First Rafale jets to be seen in Indian skies in May 2020

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be receiving the first Rafale fighter aircraft in France on October 8 when he is also scheduled to fly a sortie.

published on : 4th October 2019

Government likely to order 36 more Rafale fighter jets

The purchase of another 36 Rafale fighter jets will take the fleet to 72, which will be key to bolster India's air power, particularly in the aftermath of the Balakot strike.

published on : 22nd September 2019

Offset contract of Rafale to help train, skill youth: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman said the money from offset is for training purposes and an agreement in this regard has now been signed with Dassault.

published on : 15th July 2019

French Minister says probe underway on attempted break-in at IAF Rafale office

Unidentified persons broke into India's Rafale office in Paris last month in a possible espionage attempt to steal data related to the aircraft critical to India's national security plans.

published on : 10th June 2019

IAF Deputy Chief flies first Rafale manufactured by Dassault for India

Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy.

published on : 21st September 2018

Former Defence minister A K Antony questions Rafale jet deal, demands JPC probe

The former defence minister accused Sitharaman of trying to tarnish the image of public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

published on : 18th September 2018

Reliance says Rafale contract received from Dassault, not Defence Ministry

Answering questions ranging from lack of experience to state-owned HAL being overlooked for the deal, the group said Ministry of Defence has no role in selection of Indian partners by foreign vendors

published on : 12th August 2018

Rafale agreement details classified, cannot be disclosed: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman's response, in a written reply, came to a question by Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal seeking to know why the government was not disclosing details of the deal.

published on : 6th February 2018
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