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'Selected vendor for multi-role fighter aircraft programme will have to ensure tech transfer': IAF

In April 2019, the IAF issued an RFI (Request for Information), or initial tender, to acquire 114 jets at a cost of around USD 18 billion (one billion is equal to 100 crore).

published on : 27th June 2022

Row over offset commitments: Global defence biggies to face government’s wrath

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is the apex body of the MoD for finalising procurement for the three services, is scheduled to meet at the end of this month.

published on : 11th May 2022

Spin legend Shane Warne's body arrives in Melbourne via private jet

A chartered Dassault Falcon 7X jet landed in the evening at Melbourne's Essendon North airport after an eight-hour flight from Bangkok.

published on : 10th March 2022

Rafale deal: France fears damage after former president Francois Hollande fans controversy

Junior foreign minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, fearing damage to Indo-French ties, said that the ex-French President's remarks do not help anyone and above all do not help France.

published on : 24th September 2018

Modi violated secrecy oath in Rafale deal, alleges Congress

Congress was referring to reports on former France President Francois Hollande's claims regarding a private Indian firm becoming an offset partner in the intergovernmental deal for the fighter jets.

published on : 23rd September 2018

Prashant Bhushan calls Rafale deal the 'largest defence scam' in India

Bhushan questioned how Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence, the Indian offset partner of French firm Dassault Aviation, could be involved in the project as "most of his companies are in debt."

published on : 23rd September 2018

PM Modi faces calls for resignation over Rafale deal

Indian political parties have been accusing Modi over the 2016, 36 Rafale planes from Dassault estimated to be worth $8.7 billion, saying he had overpaid for the planes and had not been transperant  

published on : 22nd September 2018

Defence Ministry denies role in selection of Reliance Defence for Rafale deal

The Defence Ministry said "unnecessary controversies" are being sought to be created following media reports regarding a statement purportedly made by Hollande.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Think before levelling allegations: Rajnath Singh to Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal

Singh said the verification of the French media report, which quoted former French President Francois Hollande on the purchase of the Rafale fighter jets, will reveal the truth.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Ex-french president Hollande terms Modi a thief: Rahul Gandi

The Congress chief alleged that Nirmala Sitharaman, Manohar Parrikar and Arun Jaitley had not signed the contract and that they were all lying to protect Prime Minister Modi

published on : 22nd September 2018

Rafale deal: France, Dassault Aviation contradict ex-President Hollande on Indian partners

Hollande was quoted in an article by a French website as claiming that the Indian government had asked the French government to nominate Reliance Defence as its India partner in the deal.

published on : 22nd September 2018

HAL, Dassault Aviation had serious differences when UPA was negotiating Rafale deal: Sources

The previous UPA government in 2012 started negotiations with Dassault Aviation to buy 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).

published on : 21st September 2018

UPA to blame for HAL's ouster from Rafale deal: Nirmala Sitharaman

Entire issue of HAL not being chosen happened during their (UPA) time, so all these questions that they are now directing at us should actually go to them, Sitharaman said.

published on : 18th September 2018

Rafale maker Dassault eyes naval contract for 57 aircraft

The company's Rafale aircraft for the navy and the air force are same, CEO Eric Trappier said.

published on : 15th February 2017