Rafale jet

UAE agrees to buy French warplanes as Macron visits Gulf

 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.

published on : 3rd December 2021

Delivery of Rafale jets to India will be completed by April 2022: French envoy

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.

published on : 18th November 2021

BJP-Congress slugfest on new Rafale pay-off report

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.

published on : 10th November 2021

Rafale deliveries to India ahead of schedule, says French Ambassador Lenain

India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France in September 2016 for the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of around Rs 58,000 crore.

published on : 8th October 2021

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force by 2022: IAF Chief 

In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36-Rafale jets at a cost Rs 59,000 crore.

published on : 19th June 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

Rafale row : Jaitley questions Hollande’s ‘two versions of truth’

Jaitley, hinting at a possible ‘collusion’, raised questions as to how Hollande’s comments casting aspersion on the Indian government came just two days after a tweet by Rahul.

published on : 24th September 2018

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

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

Ex-HAL chief T.S. Raju 's statements on Rafale factually incorrect: Government sources

'In the news item published, ex-Chairman and Managing Director, HAL chief  has been quoted as stating that an agreed work-share with Dassault Aviation was submitted to the government.'

published on : 20th September 2018

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

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

Defence Minister doing flip-flop on secrecy clause; surely a scam in Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress chief also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue, alleging he "squirms" when asked about the prices of the fighter aircraft.

published on : 22nd July 2018

With hug and maybe a wink, Rahul Gandhi launches fierce attack against NDA government

The prime minister, who appeared to be flummoxed by Gandhi's gesture, called him back, shook his hands again and patted him while sporting a smile.

published on : 20th July 2018

Attack Congress but where are the jobs, Rahul Gandhi asks PM Narendra Modi

The Congress President reminded Modi that he is the Prime Minister of the country and not an Opposition leader, and questioned his silence on alleged corruption in the Rafale jet deal among others.

published on : 8th February 2018
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