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Judge appointed in France to probe Rafale deal charges

July 04, 2021 6:31 pm

On Friday, Mediapart, which ran a series of reports in April this year on the 2016 inter-governmental deal, reported that a judge had been appointed for a “highly sensitive” judicial investigation into alleged “corruption and favouritism” in the deal.

The ghost of Rafale appears

April 11, 2021 9:14 am

The Rafale deal will be exhumed. Until then, the ghost will haunt the government.

Media report on ‘middleman’ in Rafale deal: Cong targets govt

April 10, 2021 8:34 am

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the Prime Minister, putting out near-identical tweets and asking him to answer.

No tech transfer yet, Rafale makers didn’t deliver on offsets, says CAG

September 24, 2020 3:22 pm

The CAG said: “DRDO wanted to obtain Technical Assistance for the indigenous development of engine (Kaveri) for the Light Combat Aircraft. Till date, the Vendor has not confirmed the transfer of this technology.”

Daily briefing: Activist who filed plea against Yogi convicted of rape; Demand for waiver, reduction in alimony

July 30, 2020 8:52 am

From Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra's exclusive interview to The Indian Express, to the Centre's latest guidelines on Unlock 3.0, read the top stories from print edition today.

'Those wanting to threaten our territorial integrity should be worried': Rajnath after Rafale jets land in India

July 29, 2020 7:07 pm

Rajnath Singh's statement assumes significance as India is locked in a bitter border row with China in eastern Ladakh that escalated following the Galwan faceoff, which saw the death of 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese soldiers. 

Fifth Column: Rafale was reckless campaign, Congress has to focus on chinks in Modi's armour

November 17, 2019 9:23 am

Nehru’s economic policies may have taken us down the wrong road but it says something for him that not even ‘rightist’ Mr Modi has been able to step away from the socialist road. What he has stepped away from is Nehru’s political legacy, which was his deep commitment to the fundamental principles of democracy.

Delhi BJP protests near AAP office after SC clean chit in Rafale case

November 16, 2019 5:59 pm

The party workers raised slogans against AAP, demanding an apology from them for trying to "malign the image" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rafale verdict: IAF ex-chief BS Dhanoa says ruling vindicates govt position

November 15, 2019 2:06 am

“It is a welcome verdict, vindicating the government’s position... We are happy that finally the controversy is buried. The controversy was created for political gains,” he said.

Rafale, Sabarimala review petitions: CJI-led bench to pass judgment tomorrow

November 13, 2019 3:29 pm

The verdict in the Sabarimala case will come just days before the Sabarimala temple opens November 17 for the annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku festival, a two-month long season during which crores of devotees mainly from the southern states come to offer prayers.


Express Eye for Detail: CBI vs CBI, AIADMK MLAs to stay disqualified, and Kohli reaches another milestone

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

In this episode of Express Eye for Detail, a look at the battle within the CBI, the AIADMK gets a breather and Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark.

What were the cases CBI Director Alok Verma was investigating before he was sent on leave

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The CBI director, Alok Verma, was investigating several key cases, including a complaint about the controversial Rafale deal, when the government suddenly sent him on leave.

Rafale deal couldn't take place without Reliance, says report

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

A report has claimed a top official of Dassault Aviation said in 2017 that a joint venture with Anil Ambani’s Reliance group was a condition to win the 36 jet Rafale deal.

Francois Hollande's visit aims at strengthening relations: French Ambassador

January 22, 2016 11:02 am

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): France Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Friday said France President François Hollande's second visit to India would be a great occasion to strengthen India-France relations. He added that there were several agendas such as energy restoration, space projects that would be the prime agenda of the talk. On the Rafale deal, Richier said discussions are going on and the outcome was yet not known. He added that there would also be an internal meeting with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi. Regarding the threat received on Hollande's visit, Richier said it was being investigated and such threats are just to create disorder.