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  • Modi's three-nation tour: Projecting a self-confident India April 17, 2015

    New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour was marked by several high points - the surprise announcement on purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in France, clinching a five-year uranium supply deal with Canada, pushing the Make in India initiative in Germany, assuring all of the ease of doing business...
  • Foreign fighter jet makers eye multi-billion dollar opportunity in India after scaled back French deal April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Foreign fighter jet makers see a multi-billion dollar opportunity in India's decision to scale back purchases of high-end aircraft from France, which may free up cash in the world's largest arms importer to buy a new fleet of mid-range planes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 10 announced that...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 13, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Future Rafale deals will also be under government to government, says Parrikar April 13, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to France negotiated with the government there to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on April 11, Modi announced that IAF would get 36 Rafale jets. ...
  • Parrikar backs Narendra Modi's deal to buy 36 Rafale jets, says it's good for India April 13, 2015

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has come out strongly in defence of the Rafale fighter jet deal with France signed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In an interview with IBN7, Parrikar said that deal has been signed for 36 Rafale fighters which is good for the country as defence purchases...
  • Centre scraps $20 billion MMRCA deal for 126 Rafale jets for IAF, LCA Tejas to replace MiG-21 April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a surprising decision which is likely to have a major impact on the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Centre has scrapped the $20 billion Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal for purchase of 126 Rafale fighter jets which was negotiated by the previous United Progressive Alliance government....
  • Hollande to hold high-level meeting today over Rafale jets sale to India April 13, 2015

    Paris/New Delhi: French President Francois Hollande would chair a high-level meeting in Paris on Monday to thrash out the finer details of the nearly $5 billion deal for the sale of 36 Rafale jets to India in flyaway conditions. French sources said the meeting at the Elysee Palace would be held...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Naxals strike again, 7 policemen killed, 12 others injured in Chhattisgarh April 11, 2015

    Seven policemen were killed while 10 others were injured in an ambush by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of the district when a squad of state police STF was out on operations around noon. ...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 10, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Virat Kohli breaks his silence on criticism of his girlfriend Anushka Sharma April 10, 2015

    Two weeks after India lost their World Cup crown in a semi-final defeat against Australia, Virat Kohli - who scored just one run in that match - has come out with an emotional outburst, saying "I am hurt". ...
  • Have requested France to provide 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible: Modi April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday requested French President Francois Hollande to sign a major defence deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets for IAF in order to boost India's military capabilities and infrastructure. Addressing a conference with the France President, Modi said, "I have requested 36 Rafale jets in...
  • No Rafale sale announcement before Modi's visit to France: President Hollande April 8, 2015

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande said there will be no news on the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India before the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for a state visit to France. "There will be no announcement on the Rafale sales before the visit of Prime Minister...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Defence Minister Jaitley briefed on IAF's operational preparedness June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley was on Friday briefed by the Air Force on its operational preparedness and its immediate requirements such as 126 Rafale combat aircraft for carrying out its assigned tasks. The presentation was made by the top IAF brass to the Defence Minister at the Air...
  • 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...
  • India, France review 'major' defence deal: PM February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that India and France reviewed 'major' deal for fighter jets and nuclear reactors during French President Francoi Hollande's first day in the country. Hollande is hoping to seal a multibillion dollar contract with India on Rafale fighter jets during the trip....
  • Rafale talks between India, France brighten: officials February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: India and France are speeding up negotiations on a $10 billion deal for 126 Rafale aircraft following months of delays because of disagreements over the cost of building them in India, two Indian Defence Ministry officials said. India started exclusive talks with French Dassault Aviation's Rafale for a...