SC to hear fresh plea on alleged corruption charges over Rafale jets deal

Sushen Gupta, who runs Defsys Solutions, is being investigated in the Agusta-Westland helicopter scam.

published on : 13th April 2021

Bofors, Rafales and the beauty of sin

We have a range of freedoms that is unique to us. The French authorities openly said last week that Dassault gave one million euro as “gift” to an Indian middleman in the Rafale aircraft deal.

published on : 11th April 2021

'No violations reported': Dassault rejects fresh allegations of corruption in Rafale deal

The French media report said that Dassault claimed the money was paid for 50 replicas of Rafale jets and the order was given to an Indian defence company.

published on : 9th April 2021

Indian firm rejects allegations over supply of Rafale replica to Dassault Aviation

A report also said that Dassault Aviation had paid about one million Euros to Defsys Solutions for 50 models of the aircraft which were to be given as 'gifts'.

published on : 7th April 2021

Rahul Gandhi attacks govt on Rafale jet deal 

Gandhi said this after a French media report claimed that 1.1 million Euros was paid to a "middleman" by the aircraft manufacturer, a charge that was denied by the BJP as baseless.

published on : 6th April 2021

Middleman in Rafale deal kicks up dogfight between Congress and BJP

The suspect payment was detected by French anti-corruption agency, Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA), during audit, revealed Mediapart.

published on : 6th April 2021

'Completely baseless', says BJP on allegations of corruption in Rafale Deal

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at a press conference that the opposition party made it a big issue in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls but lost badly.

published on : 5th April 2021

Congress rakes up Rafale after French media claims 1.1 mn Euros was paid to 'middleman' by Dassault

While there was no immediate response from the BJP or the government on the charges, they have in the past denied any irregularities in the country's biggest defence deal.

published on : 5th April 2021

More boost for IAF as three more Rafale jets arrive in India from France

The jets were provided mid-air refuelling by air force tankers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the IAF said.

published on : 1st April 2021

IAF set to raise second Rafale squadron at Hasimara Air force Base

The IAF would be moving the fighters to Hasimara in May as by that time the fresh set of pilots will complete their training.

published on : 11th March 2021

French aviation billionaire Olivier Dassault, pilot die in helicopter crash

Olivier Dassault, 69, was heir to a powerful family business empire that made Falcon private jets and Rafale fighter planes and owned many other businesses including Le Figaro newspaper.

published on : 8th March 2021

WATCH | Architect builds jet-shaped 'Punjab Rafale' that runs at 20 kmph on roads

'Punjab Rafale' has attracted a lot of attention on the internet and many people even reached Rama Mandi to see the 'ship' on road.

published on : 4th March 2021

India to have 17 Rafale jets by March; entire fleet by 2022: Rajnath Singh

In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36-Rafale Jet aircrafts at a cost Rs 59,000 crore.

published on : 8th February 2021

Made adequate deployments near border, Rafale has caused worries in China's camp: IAF Chief

Furthermore, the IAF chief called the increase in the capital outlay of Defence budget "a huge step", which will provide adequate budgetary support amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 4th February 2021

Three more Rafale jets leave for India from France

The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29, 2020, nearly four years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 of the aircrafts.

published on : 27th January 2021
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