Rafale jets

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

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

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

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

IAF’s Ambala, Hasimara air bases to host two squadrons of Rafale jets

Sources said teams from Dassault Aviation of France, the manufacturer of Rafale jets, had visited the Ambala base in Haryana in the recent past and reportedly finalised requirements.

published on : 1st October 2017