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.
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.
17 Jaguar fighter aircraft will fly in the shape of '75' to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
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.
French aerospace major Dassault Aviation is the manufacturer of the Rafale jets while MBDA supplies the missile systems for the aircraft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rafale deal has now become an international issue, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel claimed, speaking to reporters.
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.
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.
Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera also alleged that the BJP government has sacrificed national security, jeopardised the interests of the Indian Air Force.
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.
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.