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Rafale fighter jets

Two Navy women to be first pilots in combat roles, to fly from warships

Earlier, entry of women was restricted to the fixed wing aircraft that took off and landed ashore

22 Sep 2020 12:01 PM

IAF to induct 5 Rafale fighter jets by July 2020

India had asked France to speed-up the deliveries of the Rafale fighters

21 Jul 2020 12:24 PM

Commanders to discuss deploying Rafale jets at LAC

The top commanders of the Air Force will meet on July 22 for the two-day commanders' conference to focus on the operational issue

20 Jul 2020 10:53 AM

SC rejects pleas, gives clean chit to govt over Rafale deal

One judge gives a divergent view on CBI probe, filing FIR.

15 Nov 2019 2:07 AM

‘This is our faith’: Rajnath Singh amid jibes over Rafale 'shastra puja'

Singh also said that India does not intend to intimidate anyone by increasing its defence capabilities.

11 Oct 2019 10:09 AM


Indian Sukhois to fly with French Rafales in war games

The plan is still waiting for the final approval of the competent authorities, IAF sources said.

05 Jun 2019 8:48 PM

NDA’s Rafale deal is 2.8 per cent cheaper than UPA’s: CAG

This saved 17 per cent in the India-specific enhancement cost of the Rafale jets.

14 Feb 2019 2:00 AM

Modi’s authority to ink Rafale deal questioned at SC hearing

The matter of 36 Rafale planes had never gone to the IAF.

15 Nov 2018 11:12 AM

Rafale jets: Govt hands pricing details to Supreme Court

On Monday, the document on the decision-making process related to the deal was also given to the petitioners.

13 Nov 2018 12:56 AM

Dassault to deliver Rafale fighter jets to India from 2019: CEO

India signed a deal with Dassault in 2016 for the transfer of 36 Rafale jets but the deal has since faced criticism.

16 Oct 2018 8:42 AM


BJP, Congress in fresh Rafale war of words

However, the Congress launched a fresh attack over the Rafale deal on Tuesday, saying the defence minister was “suppressing facts”.

19 Sep 2018 12:53 AM

IAF chief justifies Rafale deal, says India needs to be on par with rival forces

Speaking at a seminar, the air chief said countries like China are modernising its air force significantly.

12 Sep 2018 11:24 AM

Rafale ‘beautiful’ jet, will give India unprecedented combat power: IAF vice chief

IAF vice chief S B Deo also said those criticising the Rafale deal must understand the laid down norms and procurement procedure.

05 Sep 2018 4:49 PM

Congress carrying out a false campaign on Rafale deal, says Arun Jaitley

Gandhi has demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the issue.

30 Aug 2018 1:28 AM

Every act of corruption leads to Gandhis: Sambit Patra

Taking a dig at the CWC members over allegations of corruption they face, he said it is “corruption wali committee”.

05 Aug 2018 6:14 AM


Indian defence team to visit France to finalise Rafale cost details

The deal, the first fighter plane contract in 20 years, comes with a 50 per cent offset clause after several rounds of negotiations.

13 Jan 2017 12:44 AM

India needs about 200-250 Rafales to maintain edge: IAF chief Arup Raha

Underlining that the teeth of any air force is the combat fleet, Raha said that the country needs another production line besides the Tejas.

28 Dec 2016 6:15 PM

India to get Rafale fighter jets in 3 years: IAF chief Arup Raha

When asked about the depleting strength of jets, he said besides Rafale, India is going to produce Tejas in large numbers.

11 Dec 2016 8:24 AM