JET DEAL

  • Hollande to hold high-level meeting today over Rafale jets sale to India April 13, 2015

    Paris/New Delhi: French President Francois Hollande would chair a high-level meeting in Paris on Monday to thrash out the finer details of the nearly $5 billion deal for the sale of 36 Rafale jets to India in flyaway conditions. French sources said the meeting at the Elysee Palace would be held...
  • Swamy takes on Narendra Modi, calls new Rafale jet deal between India, France a 'case of arbitrariness' April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal with France has come will severe criticism from a prominent member of his own party. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday, Modi announced that Indian Air...
  • British PM wants India to reconsider Rafale deal February 2, 2012

    New Delhi: A 'disappointed' British Prime Minister David Cameron said that he would do 'everything he can' to 'encourage' India to reconsider its decision to acquire 126 Frenchmade Rafale fighter jets instead of the UKbacked Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. "The decision is obviously disappointing. Of course, I will do everything I can,...
  • Russia Syria jet deal reports concerning: US January 24, 2012

    Washington: The US has expressed concern over reports that Syria has inked a $ 550 million contract to purchase advanced training fighter jets from Russia. "If it is accurate, it would be quite concerning," State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, told reporters when asked about reports that Russia would be supplying combat jets...