Rafale

  • Defence Minister Jaitley briefed on IAF's operational preparedness 06-06-2014 08:32 PM

    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 17-10-2013 09:17 PM

    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...
  • Pros and cons of a two-front war

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    Fresh from three weeks of gruelling drills that involved all operational commands, the Air Force says it's ready for a two-front war (the brass prefers...

  • Govt's Rs 1500 crore Rafale deal faces delays 05-04-2013 11:42 PM

    New Delhi: India's plan to buy 126 fighter-jets from Dassault Aviation could be delayed as the two sides struggle to reach an agreement over the role of state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), two sources familiar with the matter said. India picked the Dassault-made Rafale jet for exclusive negotiations in January...
  • Govt all set to procure 126 French fighter jets 27-08-2012 05:43 AM

    New Delhi: Addressing questions raised over the process of selecting Rafale fighter planes, Government is going ahead with the procurement of 126 French combat aircraft and effort is being made to complete the deal within this financial year. Contract negotiations for the multi-billion dollar deal will resume soon, Government sources...
  • Govt to procure 126 French Rafale combat jets 26-08-2012 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Addressing questions raised over the process of selecting Rafale fighter planes, the government is going ahead with the procurement of 126 French combat aircraft and effort is being made to complete the deal within this financial year. Contract negotiations for the multi-billion dollar deal will resume soon, government...
  • Russia hints India could refloat MMRCA tender 22-08-2012 10:46 AM

    New Delhi: A senior Russian official has hinted that India could cancel the results of the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) tender and refloat it. A report in the The Hindu newspaper quoted Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Vyacheslav Dzirkaln as saying that India and France had failed to reach agreement...
  • Rafale fighter selection for IAF final: Pallam Raju 03-03-2012 01:19 AM

    Bangalore: Selection of French fighter Rafale as the multi-role medium combat aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was final and the price negotiations were under way, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju said on Friday. "The decision to purchase Rafale is final and we are in...
  • BAE may cut price of Eurofighter to secure deal 08-02-2012 02:22 AM

    London: The UK-based defence major BAE Systems is considering lowering the price of its Eurofighter Typhoon to win back the $ 11 billion Indian contract for 126 combat jets from France's Dassault Rafale. Quoting BAE's Chief Executive Ian King, the Daily Telegraph said the company was considering a range of...
  • Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals 07-10-2011 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multi-billion 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...
  • India, Germany to hold inter-govt consultations 31-05-2011 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: India and Germany will hold their first inter-governmental consultations at the cabinet-level on Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be in New Delhi for a day. Her main focus would be to make a strong push for the Eurofighter. Germany and France are both eyeing that coveted deal...
  • IAF set to seal $ 10 bn combat aircraft deal 05-04-2011 07:11 AM

    New Delhi: The Eurofighter Typhoon is in combat for the first time over Libya and the Indian Air Force is watching with deep interest. The aircraft is one of six competing for the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) tender. And recent reports give the Eurofighter and the French Rafale the...