Rafale fighter jet

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

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

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

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

IAF Deputy Chief flies first Rafale manufactured by Dassault for India

Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy.

published on : 21st September 2018

Former Defence minister A K Antony questions Rafale jet deal, demands JPC probe

The former defence minister accused Sitharaman of trying to tarnish the image of public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

published on : 18th September 2018

Reliance says Rafale contract received from Dassault, not Defence Ministry

Answering questions ranging from lack of experience to state-owned HAL being overlooked for the deal, the group said Ministry of Defence has no role in selection of Indian partners by foreign vendors

published on : 12th August 2018

Rafale agreement details classified, cannot be disclosed: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman's response, in a written reply, came to a question by Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha member Naresh Agrawal seeking to know why the government was not disclosing details of the deal.

published on : 6th February 2018

Congress president Rahul Gandhi calls Rafale fighter jets deal a scam after Centre denies to disclose details

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the way the Centre is adamant on not disclosing details of Rafale fighter jets deal, shows that a scam has taken place.

published on : 6th February 2018

Manohar Parrikar says Rafale deal gives India edge over Pakistan, slams Antony for delay

Antony had put strange noting on the file dealing with Rafale purchase and asserted that the French aircraft has given India a superiority over Pakistan in terms of air power.

published on : 9th December 2017

Cannot spell out what happened due to UPA indecision on Rafale: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Defence Minister today slammed the previous UPA government for not taking a decision on the Rafale fighter jet deal for about 10 years.

published on : 18th November 2017
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