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Tuesday, August 03, 2021



Rafale inducted into its second squadron at Eastern Air Command

July 28, 2021 10:10 pm

The second squadron is being raised at Hasimara Air Force Station in West Bengal. The first squadron—17 Golden Arrows—was raised in Ambala, Punjab in September last year.

Govt should accept accountability, order JPC probe into Rafale deal: AK Antony

July 06, 2021 1:55 am

The senior Congress leader said the government should come forward and accept accountability, and order a free and fair Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the entire set of facts, evidence and allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal.

Rafale deal: CPI(M) joins Congress call for JPC probe

July 04, 2021 11:39 pm

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said on Sunday that a French judge being appointed to look into the allegations of corruption in the Rafale deal means Rahul Gandhi’s stand on the matter has been vindicated.

France begins judicial probe into Rafale deal with India: French media

July 03, 2021 9:43 pm

Following the development, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come forward and order a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal.

IAF Chief in France: Flags off four Rafale aircraft for India

April 21, 2021 10:53 pm

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria visited a Rafale aircraft training facility on the third day of his five-day visit to France. He also thanked the French aerospace industry for ensuring timely delivery of the jets.

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.

Rafale steals Republic Day show

January 27, 2021 5:31 am

This year, the motorcycle stunt show — a major attraction for spectators over the years — was cancelled in view of safety concerns due to Covid-19. In its absence, the Rafale fighter jet took centre stage, with a ‘Vertical Charlie’ manouevre that left everyone in awe.

Chidambaram on Rafale makers failing offset obligations: The opening of a can of worms?

September 24, 2020 11:23 am

In a series of tweets Chidambaram said the French manufacturer should have completed its first annual commitment of fulfilling offset obligations as of Wednesday.

Daily briefing: Rethink short lockdowns, PM tells states; Khurshid named for ‘provocative speeches’ during Delhi riots

September 24, 2020 8:57 am

From more details on the FinCEN files to Congress leader Salman Khurshid's alleged role in the Delhi riots, read the top stories from print edition today.

IAF's Rafale fleet to have first woman pilot soon

September 21, 2020 3:07 pm

At present, the IAF has 10 women fighter pilots and 18 women navigators. The total strength of women officers serving in the IAF is 1,875.


Quixplained: India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F16 and China's J20

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The five Rafale fighter jets that land in Ambala on Wednesday morning will resurrect the Number 17 Golden Arrows squadron of the Indian Air Force. It will take the IAF’s squadron strength to 31. When all the 36 Rafale jets are delivered by 2022, it will take it to 32 squadrons, still well below the 42 squadrons of the sanctioned strength.

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.


What Rahul did right: It was not the promise of better governance

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is rightly being credited for the grand old party's victory in three crucial states in the Hindi heartland. But what did he do right? It was not the promise of better governance. Manoj CG explains what really worked.