RAFALE FIGHTER JETS

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indian armed forces' plans on hold ahead of defence budget February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The armed forces may have to trim some of their ambitious weapons procurement plans after indications that the defence budget could be cut by around four to five per cent if not more, as part of Finance Minister P Chidambaram's plans to lower the deficit. This could delay the...