Rafale

  • India to finalise Rafale deal by March: IAF official 17-10-2013 09:17 PM

    India will finalise a $15 billion deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault Aviation by March 2014, an Indian air force official said on Thursday, after the deal had been held up by differences over local manufacturing. New Delhi picked the Rafale for exclusive negotiations in January...
  • Pros and cons of a two-front war

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Fresh from three weeks of gruelling drills that involved all operational commands, the Air Force says it's ready for a two-front war (the brass prefers...

  • Govt's Rs 1500 crore Rafale deal faces delays 05-04-2013 11:42 PM

    New Delhi: India's plan to buy 126 fighter-jets from Dassault Aviation could be delayed as the two sides struggle to reach an agreement over the role of state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), two sources familiar with the matter said. India picked the Dassault-made Rafale jet for exclusive negotiations in January...
  • Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals 07-10-2011 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal by approving their offset proposals here. After the bids are opened, the Defence Ministry will be able to determine the lowest bidder in the deal...
  • India, Germany to hold inter-govt consultations 31-05-2011 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: India and Germany will hold their first inter-governmental consultations at the cabinet-level on Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in New Delhi for a day. Her main focus would be to make a strong push for the Eurofighter. Germany and France are both eyeing that coveted deal...
  • IAF set to seal $ 10 bn combat aircraft deal 05-04-2011 07:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Eurofighter Typhoon is in combat for the first time over Libya and the Indian Air Force is watching with deep interest. The aircraft is one of six competing for the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) tender. And recent reports give the Eurofighter and the French Rafale the...