Rafale Jets

Fifth batch of Rafale aircrafts arrive in India from France

The IAF did not disclose the number of aircraft that landed in India but people familiar with the development said that four jets were part of the new batch.

published on : 22nd April 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

Eastern Ladakh: Army strengthens dominance in over 20 strategic heights; Rafale jets set to scan air space

The deployment of French-made Rafale jets in Ladakh came less than 10 days after they were formally inducted into the IAF.

published on : 21st September 2020

Will be happy to make Rafale's repeat order for Indian Air Force: Dassault Aviation CEO

Trappier's remark follows the traditional 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony, at Ambala airbase on Thursday.

published on : 10th September 2020

Rafale induction gives India edge over entire region, symbolises India-France ties: French minister

French Defence Minister Florence Parly said both countries have shown solidarity by supporting each other in the management of the COVID 19 health crisis.

published on : 10th September 2020

Induction of Rafale jets into IAF crucial considering atmosphere on border: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said induction of Rafale jets into the IAF is crucial considering the kind of atmosphere being created along India's border.

published on : 10th September 2020

Five Rafale fighter jets formally inducted into IAF in boost to India's air power

Ten Rafale jets have been delivered to India so far and five of them stayed back in France for imparting training to IAF pilots.

published on : 10th September 2020

Amid LAC tension, Rafale jets to be inducted into IAF today

The first batch five Rafale aircraft had landed at the Air Force Station in Ambala from France on July 27.

published on : 10th September 2020

France describes India as foremost Asian strategic partner

The French Defence Minister will hold talks with her Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday.

published on : 9th September 2020

Rafale jets to be formally inducted into IAF on Thursday; French defence minister to attend event

Defence ministers of both countries will hold talks in Ambala on ways to further deepen bilateral defence and security cooperation after the ceremony.

published on : 8th September 2020

French defence minister likely to visit India next month to attend Rafale induction ceremony

They said a preliminary discussion on a possible procurement of another batch of 36 Rafale jets by India from France may figure in the talks between the two sides during Parly's visit here.

published on : 28th August 2020

Is ex-French President lying or PM Modi: Owaisi on Rafale deal

Hollande had said that Dassault Aviation was given no choice but to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence for the offset clause in the Rafale fighter jet deal.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Rafale deal row: Modi government catering only to self-interest, alleges Congress

The Congress alleged that Prime Minister Modi had made the announcement of "off-the-shelf" purchase of the fighters in Paris after paying an "extra amount".

published on : 12th August 2018

Congress allegations on Rafale deal reflects its desperation: BJP's Piyush Goyal

The Rafale deal happened after "government-to-government" negotiations between India and France. It was done to fulfil the urgent requirement of the Indian Air Force, Goyal said.

published on : 17th November 2017

Rafale deal in India's interest: French sources on Congress criticism

The sources said it was selected for its "outstanding performance" and "competitive price", while refusing to directly counter the Congress' allegation, terming it a "domestic political issue".

published on : 15th November 2017
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