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  • Rafale fighter jets talks for IAF will start soon, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar 2 days ago

    Panaji: Ahead of French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's visit, India on Monday said that negotiations for procurement of Rafale fighter jets for IAF will begin in April and the multi-billion dollar deal will be finalised "as early as possible". "The government to government committee will be set...
  • Dassault likely to join hands with Indian firm for Rafale fighter deal for IAF 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The multi-billion deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets could see French defence major Dassault Aviation entering into a joint venture with state-run HAL or any private player to set up a base in New Delhi for augmenting its existing production line. Defence sources said such a step, if taken...
  • Swamy threatens to move court against new Rafale jet deal between India, France April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy oN Saturday threatened to go to court against the deal to buy Rafale fighter aircraft from France if the government does not heed to his warning. Terming the deal "corrupt", Swamy said it will bring bad name to the party. The senior...
  • Digvijaya Singh mocks Modi government, says PM buying fighter jets and Defence Minister fish April 11, 2015

    NEw Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday mocked Narendra Modi government's mantra 'Minimum government and maximum governance'. The remarks came at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in on a three-nation tour to France, Germany and Canada. Singh tweeted, "When PM was buying fighter aircrafts in France...
  • 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...
  • IAF will induct Rafale fighter jets within 2 years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a new Rafale fighter deal with France. He said Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) within a span of two years. India has decided to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in...
  • List of agreements signed between India and France April 10, 2015

    India and France signed 17 agreement and made three announcements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the country on Friday. These included deals on Rafale fighter jets, Jaitapur nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart city and several others. Modi arrived in France on Thursday and met...
  • India, France talk business; ink 17 deals on defence, infrastructure, nuclear reactor among others April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence cooperation, fight against terrorism, infrastructure, nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart cities and tourism were the major topics of discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday. Calling France among India's most valued friends, Modi said the "two big democracies...
  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on Monday. A multifaceted personality, Madan Mohan Malviya was an educationist who founded the Banaras Hindu University and became one of the torchbearers of the freedom struggle acting as a bridge between the...
  • Saudi Arabia, allies launch air campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters March 26, 2015

    Aden: Saudi Arabia launched air strikes in Yemen on Thursday in coalition with Gulf region allies to counter Iran-backed forces besieging the southern city of Aden, where the US-supported Yemeni president had taken refuge. Shortly after the kingdom's ambassador in Washington announced the military action, unidentified warplanes launched an attack on...
  • 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...
  • India to take the final call on $12 billion Rafale fighter jet deal for IAF only after March February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: India will decide on the fate of a long-delayed deal for 126 Dassault(AVMD.PA) Rafale fighter jets only after March, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. The ministry's Contract Negotiations Committee (CNC) should report back by early March, Parrikar told a media conference at the Aero India airshow in Bengaluru. He...
  • Madan Mohan Malviya contributed to the development of India, say Benares Hindu university students December 25, 2014

    Benares Hindu university founder and Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Malviya was also awarded the Bharat Ratna. His family says successive congress governments ignored the late freedom fighter. ...
  • Ebola fighters named Time's 2014 'Person of the Year' December 10, 2014

    New York: The countless doctors, nurses and caregivers at the forefront of battling one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus, were on Wednesday collectively named as Time magazine's 2014 'Person of the Year'. The 'Ebola fighters' have been awarded for their "tireless acts of courage and mercy"...
  • Taylor Swift dating Matt Healy? December 5, 2014

    London: Country star Taylor Swift has reportedly been dating The 1975's Matt Healy for two months.The 'Blank Space' hitmaker, whose previous boyfriends include Harry Styles and John Mayer, has been seeing The 1975 frontman since October, reported Contactmusic. "Taylor and Matty have been dating for approximately two months now. It...
  • Russian TV channel says photos show MH17 shot down by fighter jet November 15, 2014

    Moscow: Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called "sensational" photographs, which it said supported Moscow's theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian fighter jet. Several commentators who have examined the photographs have described them as forgeries, however. The photographs, said to be taken by a Western...
  • Watch: China unveils sophisticated J-31 stealth fighter aircraft November 13, 2014

    In a major move in the new global arms race China has unveiled its new stealth fighter jet J-31. US suspects foul play as it looks strikingly similar to an American model stealth jet. ...
  • China unveils sophisticated J-31 stealth fighter aircraft November 13, 2014

    Beijing: China unveiled a sophisticated new stealth fighter jet at an air show on Tuesday, a show of muscle during a visit by US President Barack Obama for an Asia-Pacific summit. China hopes the much-anticipated J-31 stealth aircraft, developed by the Aviation Industry Corp of China (Avic), the country's top aircraft...
  • Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Syria to fight Islamic State October 29, 2014

    Arbil: Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied US-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition's ability to combat the Sunni insurgents. Kobani, nestled on the border with Turkey, has been...
  • Photos: Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters take part in combat training to fight the ISIS at their military camp in Iraq October 28, 2014

    Female Kurdish fighters have been taking part in combat skills training to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, Iraq. The women armed with guns practice the procedure of dealing with prisoners.These women have ignited fear in the Islamic State militants who believe they will go to...
  • Cameroon army kills 39 Boko Haram fighters: Defence ministry October 26, 2014

    Yaounde: Cameroonian troops killed 39 Boko Haram fighters in clashes with the Islamists, who were carrying out three raids on Cameroon's territory, the defense ministry said. Friday's fighting in the far north of Cameroon near Nigeria also claimed four civilian lives, the ministry said in a statement. Boko Haram rebels,...
  • US airdrops arms, ammunition to Kurds battling Islamic State in Kobane October 20, 2014

    Washington: The American military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds fighting the Islamic State group in the flashpoint Syrian city of Kobane, in a move likely to anger ally Turkey. Kurdish defenders have been under IS assault for more than a month in Kobane, which has become a key...
  • IAF fighter jet Su-30MKI crashes near Pune October 14, 2014

    Pune: An Indian Air Force fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village Theoor near Pune on Tuesday evening. Both the pilot and the co-pilot have ejected safely. The plane was on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. It crashed while coming in for landing at a distance of approximately...
  • Tehri lake to be renamed after freedom fighter Shri Dev Suman October 10, 2014

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced to rename the Tehri lake after famous freedom fighter from the state, Shri Dev Suman, and tourism projects located close to it after the villages that submerged in the Tehri dam. Making the announcement at the concluding ceremony of the two-day Tehri Adventure...
  • PM Modi pays tribute to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary, urging people to visit his memorial. "On his birth anniversary, I bow to Shyamji Krishna Varma. A devout patriot, he inspired several nationalists, both in India and overseas," the prime...
  • Japan developing first fighter since World War II September 22, 2014

    Tokyo: The Japanese government has begun working on a jet fighter, the first such aircraft to be built in the country since World War II, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. The prototype is a joint venture between the Japanese government and defence contractors Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. It is still...
  • Book paints the stories of Indian fighter pilots from 1971 war August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The heroism, gallantry, flying skills and unmovable determination displayed by Indian fighter pilots during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh is the subject of a new book. Recounted in third person by Dhirendra S Jafa, Wing Commander (Retd.) Indian Air Force, Death Wasn't Painful, brought by Sage books, salutes...
  • Syrian army kills 140 Islamic State fighters August 22, 2014

    Damascus: At least 140 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Thursday in an ambush by the Syrian army near an airbase in alRaqqa province, a media report said. The Syrian army ambushed the militants in the vicinity of alTabaqa airbase, which had been under attack by the Sunni...
  • Aziz Qureshi asks people to be grateful to freedom fighters August 14, 2014

    Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on Thursday said the country should be grateful to those who laid down their lives for its freedom which earned it the distinction of being the world's largest democracy. "This great day is an occasion for expressing regards and gratitude towards all the known and unknown...
  • Noted freedom fighter, CPI leader Prabha Sharma dies at the age of 93 August 10, 2014

    Patna, Aug 10 (PTI) Noted freedom fighter, CPI leaderPrabha Sharma died at a private hospital here today after a protracted illness, party sources said. She was 93. Influenced by her freedom fighter father, BanarsiSingh, Sharma joined the freedom movement and participated in the Quit India Movement of 1942. Sharma also worked for the welfare...