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France's 3 Rafale jets makes stopover in India during Indo-Pacific deployment

August 12, 2022 9:09 am

The French Air and Space Force is carrying out a major long-range mission in the Indo-Pacific, code-named Pegase 22, from August 10 to September 18.

Watch: Cockpit view of IAF aircraft at grand Republic Day flypast

January 26, 2022 1:18 pm

The flypast at the end of the parade also saw formations like 'Netra', 'Vinaash', 'Tiranga', 'Trishul' and 'Varuna', among others, comprising of the Rafale, Sukhoi, Jaguar, Mi-17, Sarang, Apache and Dakota aircraft.

UAE agrees to buy French warplanes as Emmanuel Macron visits Gulf

December 03, 2021 4:58 pm

The French Defense Ministry described the deal as France's largest-ever weapons contract for export. French President Emmanuel Macron is in the Emirates on the first stop of his two-day visit to the Gulf.

Indian National Congress should be renamed 'I Need Commission': BJP on fresh Rafale revelations

November 09, 2021 3:00 pm

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra launched a scathing attack on the Congress leadership, especially Rahul Gandhi who has been alleging corruption in the purchase of the fighter aircraft by the Modi government, and accused him of spreading "canard, disinformation and lies".

From 2007-12, Rafale maker paid €7.5 mn to middleman: French portal

November 09, 2021 10:07 am

The CBI, Ministry of Defence, Dassault Aviation did not comment Monday on the claims and charges made in the portal's report.

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.


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.