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Rahul Gandhi brings up Rafale at House Defence panel meet, Oram says stick to agenda

February 19, 2021 1:58 am

Rahul is learnt to have asked Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat about the reasons for scaling down the proposal for purchase of Rafale jets from the initial 126 to 36.

Induction ceremony of Rafale jets cost Rs 41.32 lakh: Govt

February 09, 2021 2:49 am

In 2016, India had bought 36 Rafale fighter jets from France through an intergovernmental agreement for 7.87 billion Euros.

CAG flags policy change months before Rafale deal

September 29, 2020 12:52 pm

This policy change meant that in the case of the Rafale deal, the foreign vendor did not have to declare an offset partner around the time of the signing of the contract in September 2016.

Rajnath, French defence minister to attend Rafale induction today

September 10, 2020 6:53 am

The ceremony at Ambala Air Force Station will be attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly.

French defence minister likely to visit India next month to attend Rafale induction ceremony

August 28, 2020 2:16 pm

Sources said the Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and the entire top military brass of the country will attend the event at the Ambala air base.

Rafale a game changer, now IAF challenge is to boost jet strength

July 30, 2020 7:29 am

The strength of 29 squadrons by 2023 includes two Rafale squadrons, one additional MiG-29 squadron and one additional squadron of indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas jets, into the IAF fleet as per schedule.

France assures timely delivery of Rafale jets despite Covid-19

June 03, 2020 5:34 am

Initially, the first set of four Rafale jets were to arrive in India in May, but this was later rescheduled for July.

Rajnath Singh defends ‘shastra puja’ on Rafale jet: ‘Inscribing Om in no way communal’

October 15, 2019 8:14 am

Endorsing Narendra Mehta, the sitting MLA and BJP candidate from Mira-Bhayandar, Singh said, “A man like him will forever be a sewak and not a shasak despite being in power.”

History headline: Mirage-2000 to Rafale, the story in between

October 13, 2019 11:16 am

It is time we get over our hang-ups and get more professional in what we do. The noise of politicising over every military acquisition is now deafening.

Rafale delivery: Congress, BJP trade barbs over Rajnath's France visit

October 10, 2019 2:19 am

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge accused Singh of indulging in "drama" by personally taking delivery of the aircraft, arguing no minister has done such things in the past.


From Air Force day event, 15 photos that show India's air power

October 08, 2020 4:07 pm

October 8 is celebrated as the Air Force Day because on this day, the Air Force in India was officially raised in 1932 as the supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom.

The new Golden Arrows: Five Rafale jets inducted into 17 Squadron

September 10, 2020 1:50 pm

The ceremony at Ambala Air Force Station included a ceremonial unveiling of the Rafale aircraft, a traditional ‘Sarva Dharma Puja’, Air Display by Rafale and Tejas aircraft as well as by ‘Sarang Aerobatic Team’, the IAF said.

Rafale jets re-fuelled mid-air at 30,000 feet

July 31, 2020 12:16 pm

The Rafale aircrafts are being flown by Indian Air Force pilots. They took off from the Merignac airbase near Bordeaux in France on Monday and will reach Ambala Air Force Station on Wednesday.