Rafale jet

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

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

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

Pakistan has seen reports of recent acquisition of Rafale jet by IAF: FO

India received the first batch of five Rafale jets on Wednesday, nearly four years after it inked an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 of the aircraft.

published on : 30th July 2020

Five Rafale jets to land in Ambala today, security tightened around airbase

Authorities have imposed prohibitory orders near the Ambala Air Force Station, banning shooting of videos and photography.

published on : 29th July 2020

We welcome Rafale aircrafts, but there are 'issues in way contract handled': Congress

The Congress had made the purchase of Rafale fighter jets by the Modi government-1 a major poll issue during the 2019 Lok Sabha election, alleging corruption in the deal.

published on : 27th July 2020

First five Rafale jets likely to be inducted by July end: Indian Air Force

Official sources said the Rafale jets are likely to be deployed in the Ladakh sector as part of the IAF's efforts to enhance its operational capabilities along the Line of Actual Control with China

published on : 20th July 2020

Despite COVID-19 challenge, France to ensure timely delivery of Rafale jets: Rajnath Singh

India had signed a deal worth over Rs 60,000 crore with France in September 2016 for 36 Rafales to meet the emergency requirements of the Indian Air Force.

published on : 2nd June 2020

Indian Air Force​ quietly making preparations to welcome Rafale jets

A number of IAF teams have already visited France to help Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale, incorporate India-specific enhancements on-board the fighter aircraft, officials said.

published on : 9th September 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