Dassault Rafale

  • No plan to reconsider Rafale deal, says Antony February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony said on Tuesday it was "too early" to consider the possibility of foul play in a planned $10 billion deal with France's Dassault Aviation for Rafale war planes. India has threatened to scrap a $750 million deal for a dozen AgustaWestland helicopters after Italian...
  • 'Chopper deal middleman involved in earlier defence deals in India' February 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A new angle has now been uncovered in the AgustaWestland chopper deal. CNNIBN has accessed French court documents which reveal that Christian Michel, the man accused of taking 60 per cent of kickbacks in the AgustaWestland 101 helicopter deal, was involved in earlier defence deals in India too. The...
  • 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,...
  • British PM: Will urge India to change mind on jets February 1, 2012

    London: A "disappointed" British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said 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. "Of course, I will do everything I can, as I have already, to...
  • Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals October 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multibillion 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 for...