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  • Two upgraded Mirage 2000 handed over to India in France March 25, 2015

    Istres: French defence major Dassault Aviation on Wednesday handed over the first two upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft with advanced navigational, radar and missile systems to India amidst continuing stalemate on the over USD 20 billion Rafale contract. The entire fleet of 48 aircraft is being upgraded with the help of...
  • India Rafale fighter jet sale talks advance: France February 25, 2015

    Paris: Talks on the sale of 126 Rafale fighter jets to India are advancing, a French defence ministry spokesman said during a visit to India by Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to salvage a deal stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft. Talks about the contract, worth a...
  • France to holds talks with India to rescue Rafale fighter jets deal for IAF February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold talks with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on Tuesday to salvage a deal to supply 126 Dassault fighter jets that has stalled on the issue of local assembly of the aircraft. Under the terms of the contract, 18 of the...
  • Depleting numbers stretch IAF as Pakistan and China modernise their air force at a rapid pace February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's air force risks a major capability gap opening up with China and Pakistan without new western warplanes or if local defence contractors can't produce what the military needs in a timely manner. A 2012 agreement to buy 126 Rafale fighters from France's Dassault Aviation has stalled due to a...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body FICCI...
  • India to finalise Rafale deal by March: IAF official October 17, 2013

    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 2012...
  • Govt's Rs 1500 crore Rafale deal faces delays April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: India's plan to buy 126 fighterjets from Dassault Aviation could be delayed as the two sides struggle to reach an agreement over the role of staterun Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), two sources familiar with the matter said. India picked the Dassaultmade Rafale jet for exclusive negotiations in January...
  • 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...
  • 'France's Rafale deal to include tech transfer' February 1, 2012

    Paris: French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday said that he welcomed a decision by India's government to enter into "exclusive negotiations" with France's Dassault for the purchase of 126 Rafale jet fighter planes. In a statement, Sarkozy said talks over the contract would begin shortly, adding that the deal would include...
  • Rafale wins IAF's $ 10.4 bn deal to supply 126 jets January 31, 2012

    New Delhi: French company Dassault Aviation's Rafale has won the $10.4 billion deal to supply 126 Medium MultiRole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) to the Indian Air Force (IAF). According to sources, Rafale won the multibillion dollar deal as it was found to be similar to the French Mirage 2000 fighter jet, which...
  • 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...
  • Americans out of the MMRCA fighter deal April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The high flying American campaign to win the ten billion dollar Medium MultiRole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender has crashed. The Defence Ministry confirmed that Lockheed Martin's F16 and the Boeing Super Hornet were out of the race to supply and co produce as many as 200 fighters for...
  • US, Russia out of IAF MMRCA fighter deal April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The race for the multibillion dollar contract for 126 combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force has entered the final phase. Defence Ministry sources have told CNNIBN that the Eurofighter consortium and the French Dassault Aviation which makes Rafale aircraft are in the fray while the other the...
  • France firm out of $10 bn India fighter jet deal April 17, 2009

    New Delhi: France's Dassault Aviation is out of the running for a $10 billion contract to supply India with 126 fighter jets, an Indian defence ministry spokesman said on Thursday, but Dassault said it was unaware of the decision. "(Dassault's) Rafale did not meet the usual requirements," the Indian defence...