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NSA-level meet today, France keen to sell second batch of 36 Rafales

Sources said that the meeting at the level of NSA will be the first high-level contact a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Macron held bilateral talks in Paris, and then again met in Biarritz during the G-7 summit.

Modi and I have discussed Kashmir, will tell Imran to settle it bilaterally: French's Macron

Macron said that he had discussed Kashmir with Modi, and called for stability while stressing that no one should incite violence over this issue. He also called for the rights of people to be maintained. Prime Minister Modi, however, did not refer to Kashmir in his statement to the media.


No question of FIR registration or CBI probe into Rafale deal: Centre to SC

The Centre, which sought dismissal of petitions seeking review of the December 14 last year said CAG report "belied" the main arguments of petitioners regarding alleged "exorbitant price" of the jets.

Break-in reported at IAF Rafale team’s Paris office

The matter is currently under investigation of and no documents were reported stolen.

If Modi becomes PM again, it will have a lot to do with Congress misjudging the national mood

There was a time when the Gandhis could win elections on their vaunted charisma. That time has gone.

Rafale case: Supreme Court reserves verdict on pleas challenging its Dec 14 judgment

Rejecting the allegations Thursday, the centre stated that the application for perjury filed by the review petitioners was “completely misconceived” and that their stand was “vacillating and self-contradictory”.


Supreme Court to hear Rafale pleas, contempt plea on May 10

The bench said it had specifically directed that the two matters should be listed together and wondered why they were not.

SC defers hearing on Rafale review pleas to May 10, clubs Rahul's 'chowkidar chor hai' case with it

Petitioners have challenged the verdict upholding India’s deal with France after two media houses — The Hindu and ANI — published ‘leaked’ documents related to the deal for 36 fighter aircraft.

Hearings in SC today — Poll code violations by Modi, Shah; Rafale review pleas; 'chowkidar chor hai' remark

Monday marks the beginning of the last week of the Supreme Court before it breaks for the summer on May 10, and a Vacation Bench is constituted for hearings.

Rafale affidavits: Monitoring by the PMO isn’t interference, Govt tells SC

The Defence Ministry also stated that “the then Hon’ble Raksha Mantri had recorded on file that... “it appears that PMO and French President’s office are monitoring the progress of the issues which was the outcome of the summit meeting”.”

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

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

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

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.

Explained | The Rafale Deal Controversy

The Opposition parties have alleged that the NDA government bought 36 Rafale fighter aircraft, built by Dassault Aviation of France, under a direct government-to-government agreement at a much higher price than the one that was being negotiated for 126 aircraft by the previous UPA government under an open tender.

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

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.