Rafale fighter

India has received 26 Rafale aircraft till date, delivery of 10 more proceeding: Centre

The multi-role Rafale jets, built by French aerospace major Dassault Aviation, are known for air superiority and precision strikes.

published on : 28th July 2021

Like Bofors, set up JPC for Rafale deal: Digvijaya Singh to PM Narendra Modi

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh alleged large-scale corruption in the form of payment of commission in the Rafale deal.

published on : 6th July 2021

Government has no option but to order joint parliamentary committee probe into Rafale deal: Congress

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said truth cannot be silenced while former defence minister AK Antony said the the Modi government cannot escape accountability by keeping mum.

published on : 5th July 2021

Is it because Gandhi family didn't get 'commission': BJP's retort to Congress questioning Rafale deal

Sambit Patra said it does not sound well when the Congress party accuses others of jeopardising national security.

published on : 4th July 2021

Croatia to buy 12 French Rafale fighters for USD 1.2 billion

The selection of the French aircraft, announced by Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, follows a long bidding process that was plagued by delays.

published on : 28th May 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

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

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

CDS General Bipin Rawat to fly in a French Rafale fighter

The IAF kickstarted the first major international wargames involving its Rafale fighter jets in Jodhpur on Wednesday with their French counterparts.

published on : 21st January 2021

R-Day flypast: Rafale aircraft, first woman fighter pilot to debut

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth to become the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the ceremonial event on January 26.

published on : 18th January 2021

Newly-inducted Rafale aircraft to feature in Republic Day parade for first time

In the 'Vertical Charlie' formation, the aircraft flies at low altitude, pulls up vertically and conducts rolls before stabilising at higher altitude.

published on : 18th January 2021

Rafale fighters to participate in Republic Day 2021 celebration

IAF now has eight Rafale jets in service. The contract for 36 of these fighters was signed in an inter-governmental agreement with France in 2016 at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore.

published on : 7th January 2021

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
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