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Rahul Gandhi launches fresh attack on government over Rafale deal; BJP hits back
In a tweet, Gandhi quoted a source-based news report which claimed that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has submitted its performance audit on defence offset contracts to the government with no mention of any offset deals related to the purchase of Rafale aircraft.
French Defence Minister Florence Parly to visit India for Rafale induction ceremony
During her visit, Parly will also pay floral tribute to I...
I join in IAF’s Rafale happiness but govt has questions to answer: Former defence minister AK Antony
“I welcome the arrival of five Rafale fi...
First batch of five Indian Air Force's Rafale jets takes off from France to India
"You can call them (Rafale) both beauty and the beast," said Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf who interacted with the IAF pilots at the Merignac airbase before they set off for India.
Rafales will provide India major advantage in Tibet in case of aerial combat: Ex-IAF Chief B S Dhanoa
Five Rafale jets out of 36 arrived India last week at a time India is in the midst of a bitter border row with China in the high altitude eastern Ladakh region.
First batch of six Rafale jets likely to arrive in India by July 27; to be based in Ambala
The IAF has been on a high alert for the last two weeks in view of escalation in tension with China following clashes between troops of the two countries in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in which 20 Indian Army personnel were killed. The two armies are locked in a bitter standoff in the region for seven weeks.
Forces must shun imports, go for ‘Make In India’, says General Bipin Rawat
“We are not expeditionary forces that have to deploy around the globe. We have to guard and fight only along our borders and, of course, dominate the Indian Ocean Region. So, we should not go in for large amounts of imports by misrepresenting our operational requirements,” said Rawat.
Iconic F-15EX enters the race for Indian fighter jets deal
The US made jet, which has made a comeback after the US Air Force placed an order for 8 which could go up to 72, will join the F/A 18 Super Hornet and the F 21 ( a variant of the F 16) that are already on offer. The more advanced F 35 has not been offered to India, with reluctance over the purchase of Russian S 400 air defence systems.
Kurian Joseph hits out at Ranjan Gogoi for taking Rajya Sabha route
Joseph said he was “surprised” that Justice Gogoi, “who had once exhibited such courage of conviction to uphold the independence of judiciary, had compromised the noble principles on the independence and impartiality of the judiciary”.
HAL to provide IAF with 83 Tejas fighters in Rs 39,000 crore deal
The biggest deal in the indigenous military aviation sector has been finalised, with the overall cost of IAF acquiring 83 single-engine Tejas fighters and their support package from HAL being slashed from the earlier around Rs 56,500 crore to Rs 39,000 crore. The over Rs 17,000 crore reduction in cost has come after hard-nosed negotiations.
SC's Rafale ruling: Rahul Gandhi calls for probe, says JPC must investigate deal
Gandhi's remarks came after the Supreme Court gave clean chit to the Modi government on the purchase of 36 fully-loaded Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation, rejecting the plea for registration of an FIR by the CBI for alleged commission of cognisable offence in the deal.
Rafale deal: SC closes contempt proceedings against Rahul Gandhi, asks him to be careful in future
The Supreme Court, today, closed the contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi for his remarks relating to Rafale deal, adding that he should be careful in future.
SC dismisses Rafale review pleas
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed pleas seeking a review of its December order against investigating the Rafale deal, insisting it was “satisfied” with the material produced by the government to support the pricing of the fighter jets.
Congress played with India's security on Rafale controversy: Adityanath
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected pleas for a review of its December 2018 verdict in which it had said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the controversial deal.
Now, UK pitches for joint development of future fighter jet engine
Making a pitch for the ambitious Indian plan to achieve self reliance when it comes to combat engines – a key technology area that only top defence production nations have expertise in – the UK has said that the two countries are `natural partners’. The offer comes even as Safran has said that it is ready to transfer the full technology for jet engines.