Rafale

India flight tests Rafale-Marine for INS Vikrant

The Rafale-M is pitted against the US-made Super Hornet -- both of which are being evaluated for a possible purchase by the Indian Navy for deployment on the 44,000-tonne INS Vikrant.

published on : 2nd February 2022

5 Rafale, 70 other aircraft to feature in 'grandest flypast ever' on R-Day

The culmination of the flypast will be with the “Amrit Formation” in which for the first time, 17 Jaguar fighters will fly in the shape of 75, to celebrate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav.

published on : 17th January 2022

75 aircraft including 5 Rafale to feature in 'grandest flypast ever' during R-Day celebration

17 Jaguar fighter aircraft will fly in the shape of '75' to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

published on : 17th January 2022

Ahead of Vikrant's commissioning, Rafale maritime fighter jet begins demonstration in Goa

The demonstration by the naval variant of the Rafale jet has kicked off at the shore-based test facility (SBTF) in Goa, people familiar with the development said.

published on : 7th January 2022

Defence Ministry imposes fine on MBDA for delay in fulfilling offset obligations under Rafale deal

French aerospace major Dassault Aviation is the manufacturer of the Rafale jets while MBDA supplies the missile systems for the aircraft.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Ready to provide additional Rafale jets if India requires: French defence minister

Parly, who is on a visit to India, made the comments at a think-tank ahead of her wide-ranging talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

published on : 17th December 2021

UAE agrees to buy French warplanes as Macron visits Gulf

 UAE is buying the upgraded F4 version of its multi-role combat aircraft. That will make the Emirates Air Force the first user outside of France of the Rafale F4.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Delivery of Rafale jets to India will be completed by April 2022: French envoy

Ambassador of France Emmanuel Lenain said it is a matter of pride for France that despite the pandemic which forced factories to close down for weeks, it was able to deliver the aircraft on time.

published on : 18th November 2021

Rafale probe: AICC spokesperson Pawan Khera sees unholy nexus

Speaking to the media at Gandhi Bhavan, Pawan Khera termed Rafale as the biggest defence scam and felt that only an independent investigation would unearth the scam.

published on : 17th November 2021

Why Narendra Modi government is not forming JPC for Rafale probe: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

The Rafale deal has now become an international issue, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel claimed, speaking to reporters.

published on : 10th November 2021

BJP-Congress slugfest on new Rafale pay-off report

The Congress said that the BJP government sacrificed ‘National Security’, jeopardised the interests of the Indian Air Force and caused losses worth thousands of crores to the exchequer.

published on : 10th November 2021

'Rafale kickback happened during Congress regime': BJP retorts as row erupts over new report

BJP  said that Rahul Gandhi is perhaps in Italy currently and should reply from there on how this corruption was done during the UPA tenure.

published on : 9th November 2021

Operation cover-up by Modi government in Rafale deal once again exposed: Congress

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera also alleged that the BJP government has sacrificed national security, jeopardised the interests of the Indian Air Force.

published on : 9th November 2021

INC should be named 'I need commission': BJP's jibe at Congress on Rafale row

BJP's Sambit Patra further said that Rahul Gandhi is perhaps in Italy currently and should reply from there on how this corruption was done during the UPA tenure.

published on : 9th November 2021

Rafale deal: CBI, ED have proof since 2018 over Dassault's payment to middleman, claims French journal

Rafale manufacturer Dassault Aviation and India's defence ministry have previously trashed allegations of any corruption in the contract.

published on : 8th November 2021
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