LCH Prachand, BrahMos missiles, HAL’s HLFT-42 and more: The stars at Aero India 2023
The Aero India 2023 show kicked off to a flying start in Bengaluru. The five-day event will see several defence companies displaying their capabilities. The country’s ‘Make in India’ thrust will also shine bright as the BrahMos missile, the LCH Prachand, jetpacks for the Indian Army will be featured
Rafale 'kickback' controversy: How jet deal exposes the dirty hands of Congress
There are umpteen reports in the public domain which suggest in no uncertain terms that it is just not the Congress but it is the very Congress culture that is most decadent. For decades the party made the defence sector a den of brokers and middlemen
Dassault Rafale deal: France's PNF appoints judge to probe 'corruption' in sale of 36 fighter jets to India
The PNF had intially refused to investigate the sale of Dassault's Rafale jets, prompting French investigative website Mediapart to accuse it and the French Anti-corruption Agency of "burying" suspicions surrounding the September 2016 deal
Rafale deal: No question of registration of FIR or CBI probe into case, Centre tells Supreme Court
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that there was no question of either registration of an FIR or investigation by CBI in the Rafale fighter jets deal.
Modi govt's Rafale deal €246.11 mn costlier than UPA's due to lack of bank guarantees from France, reports The Hindu
The Hindu report said that the lack of bank guarantees from France made the cost of the Rafale deal negotiated by the NDA government more expensive by €246.11 million (around Rs 1,962 crore).
No scam in Rafale deal, fighter jets will be delivered to India in two years, says Dassault CEO Eric Trappier
Eric Trappier said, “There is no scandal with Rafale. We were asked for 36 Rafale jets which we are going to deliver to India in the next two years. The first jet will be delivered this year in September and then one fighter jet will be given every month."
Rafale deal row: Centre to table CAG report in Parliament on Tuesday, day before last session of 16th Lok Sabha
The Rafale issue was even raised before the Supreme Court, which did not find any substance in the allegations.
Rafale deal: Narendra Modi govt followed UPA's policy on 'intergovernmental agreements made without SOP'
The Indian negotiating team, which firmed up the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft from French company Dassault through an inter-governmental agreement, followed that policy of the UPA government, top official sources said
Don't need certificate from Nirmala Sitharaman, says The Hindu group editor N Ram; alleges big 'cover up' in Rafale deal
Chairman of The Hindu Group N Ram, who wrote about the then Defence Secretary Mohan Kumar's dissent note on Rafale fighter jet deal negotiation issue, said on Friday that the government was trying to "cover up" on the matter and asserted that he does not require any certificate from Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman about his ethics of journalism.
Hindu report proves Narendra Modi govt abruptly altered modalities of Rafale negotiations; Manohar Parrikar ignored objections
The report in The Hindu on Rafale negotiations makes it crystal clear that after the Modi government came to power the modalities of the negotiation process was abruptly changed to the detriment of Indian interests.
Rafale row: Rahul Gandhi alleges govt weakening HAL to benefit Anil Ambani, says Nirmala Sitharaman 'lied' in Parliament
Stepping up his attack on the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused it of weakening state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and destroying India's strategic capability to benefit industrialist Anil Ambani
Rafale deal: Congress writes to president, urges enhancement of Manohar Parrikar's security after release of 'audio clip'
The letter of the GPCC chief comes in the wake of a recent audio clip, which was played by Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala outside Parliament.
Rafale deal row: By skulking in shadows, Narendra Modi giving Rahul Gandhi leeway to hurt BJP
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no call to respond to Rahul Gandhi’s challenge to have a debate on the Rafale deal, by the same token he does have the responsibility to the people of India to speak out
'Rafale had no kickbacks, no Ottavio Quattrocchi': Arun Jaitley castigates Congress for spreading 'falsehood' in Facebook post
"I am certain that the Congress Party will prefer disruptions over discussion on Rafale during the current session of Parliament," wrote Arun Jaitley in a recent post on Facebook.
Rafale row: After SC ruling on deal with Dassault, Rahul Gandhi must retreat gracefully, push govt to speed up induction
Rahul Gandhi's high-voltage campaign against Narendra Modi has fallen flat. This is about the time when Gandhi should be honourably withdrawing from the scene rather than stand in the way of the Rafale fighter jets defending Indian skies soonest.
'Claims against Rafale deal were fiction': Arun Jaitley slams Congress after SC ruling, says party's 'falsehood' hurt national security
After a Supreme Court verdict found no issues in the process followed to procure the Rafale aircraft deal, finance minister Arun Jaitley said that the party under Rahul Gandhi has misled the nation over the aircraft deal, and compromised national security
Rafale Deal row: Anil Ambani's Reliance Infrastructure slaps The Wire with Rs 6,000-crore defamation suit
The Reliance Group has alleged that The Wire's coverage of the controversy was "false" and that statements made during the discussion were "wholly incorrect and misleading, made with a deliberate pre-determined motive to harm and injure the reputation"
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar claims Rafale deal will not tarnish IAF's reputation, says air force would not do wrong
Addressing a press conference here, Eastern Air Command's Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar said the IAF would never do anything wrong. "I believe my fellow citizens can differentiate between chaff and wheat. And I am sure they are very well aware of what is happening around them, much more than what we probably think they are capable of knowing," Nambiar said.
Rafale deal row: Opacity, rushed 'sealed cover', CAG's silence indicate Centre might be scrambling for cover
The Centre's strategy in response to repeated attacks over its re-negotiation of the Rafale aircraft deal is getting curiouser and curiouser
Dassault Aviation issues fourth defence of Rafale deal: French firm has even dismissed François Hollande's claims in the past
Dassault Aviation — the manufacturer of the Rafale jet — has, for the third time in three months, issued a clarification about the deal to sell 36 of its combat aircraft to India.