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Defence Ministry imposes fine on MBDA for delay in fulfilling offset obligations under Rafale deal
India

Defence Ministry imposes fine on MBDA for delay in fulfilling offset obligations under Rafale deal

India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France in September 2016 to procure 36 Rafale jets at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore, and the offset obligations were part of the contract.

IAF gets two more Mirage 2000 jets: How Dassault Aviation-made jets are adding to India's air power
India

IAF gets two more Mirage 2000 jets: How Dassault Aviation-made jets are adding to India's air power

The aircraft will be upgraded to the latest standards under a programme that has been undertaken by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Rafale 'kickback' controversy: How jet deal exposes the dirty hands of Congress
India

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

IAF Day 2021: A look at the fleet of the fourth largest operational air force on its 89th Foundation Day
India

IAF Day 2021: A look at the fleet of the fourth largest operational air force on its 89th Foundation Day

The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) forms an important part of the IAF, with the first Tejas squadron, called the Flying Daggers, being formed in 2016

Monsoon Session of Parliament: From Rafale, COVID management to fuel prices, Oppn preps arsenal to corner Centre
Politics

Monsoon Session of Parliament: From Rafale, COVID management to fuel prices, Oppn preps arsenal to corner Centre

The Rafale deal, COVID-19 vaccines, and fuel prices are likely to be at the very top of the Opposition's agenda to up the ante against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Smaller crowds, no chief guest, no motorcycle stunts: What to expect from Republic Day 2021
India

Smaller crowds, no chief guest, no motorcycle stunts: What to expect from Republic Day 2021

For the first time in over five decades that India will not have a chief guest at Republic Day 2021 parade. The decision was taken after UK PM Boris Johnson's decided cancel his visit due to the spread of a mutant strain of the coronavirus in the UK

Bhawana Kanth to become first woman fighter pilot to take part in Republic Day parade
India

Bhawana Kanth to become first woman fighter pilot to take part in Republic Day parade

The 28-year-old was among the first women fighter pilots, along with Avani Chaturvedi and Mohana Singh, to be inducted into the IAF in 2016

Air force has strong deployments along LAC, says IAF chief; a look at role of air power in countering Chinese threat
India

Air force has strong deployments along LAC, says IAF chief; a look at role of air power in countering Chinese threat

The IAF chief said the force has made 'very strong' deployments in all relevant areas in view of the five-month-long border standoff with China

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh to be first woman pilot to join Rafale fleet, to make drastic shift from IAF's oldest MiG-21 Bison
India

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh to be first woman pilot to join Rafale fleet, to make drastic shift from IAF's oldest MiG-21 Bison

Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh currently flies the force’s oldest jet MiG-21 Bison and is undergoing conversion training before she moves to the Rafale fighter aircraft

From Rajnath Singh's stern message to China to Smriti Irani's 'defining day', how politicos reacted to Rafale induction
India

From Rajnath Singh's stern message to China to Smriti Irani's 'defining day', how politicos reacted to Rafale induction

Rajnath Singh, who was at Thursday's induction ceremony along with Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, said national security is a major priority for India and it is determined to protect its territory

French defence minister Florence Parly to visit India on 10 Sep to attend Rafale induction ceremony
India

French defence minister Florence Parly to visit India on 10 Sep to attend Rafale induction ceremony

The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on 29 July, nearly four years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France

Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Rafale deal; BJP hits back, says Congress leader welcome to fight 2024 election on it
Politics

Rahul Gandhi attacks govt over Rafale deal; BJP hits back, says Congress leader welcome to fight 2024 election on it

Rahul Gandhi claimed 'money was stolen from the Indian exchequer in Rafale' and also quoted Mahatma Gandhi

Rafale jets will give India strategic advantage in aerial combat with China, says ex-IAF chief BS Dhanoa
India

Rafale jets will give India strategic advantage in aerial combat with China, says ex-IAF chief BS Dhanoa

Dhanoa said the Dassault Rafale, with its electronic warfare suite and manoeuvrability, will be able to use the mountainous terrain in Tibet to its advantage

India to get first batch of five Rafale jets from France on Wednesday; to be stationed at Ambala base
India

India to get first batch of five Rafale jets from France on Wednesday; to be stationed at Ambala base

Officials said the jets are likely to be deployed in Ladakh sector as part of IAF's efforts to enhance its operational capabilities along LAC with China

Ambala, Hasimara Rafale bases strategically selected to address Pakistan and China, optimise limited resources
India

Ambala, Hasimara Rafale bases strategically selected to address Pakistan and China, optimise limited resources

It is important to keep in mind that these Rafale squadrons are only filling the gaps and not an addition to the sanctioned IAF strength.

IAF top brass to discuss India-China border situation, rapid Rafale deployment in 22-23 July meet
India

IAF top brass to discuss India-China border situation, rapid Rafale deployment in 22-23 July meet

The IAF chief and top commanders will have forward deployments in eastern Ladakh and operationalisation of the Rafale jets on the agenda

'Shame, shame!': Opposition unites to lambast Ranjan Gogoi as ex-CJI takes oath in Rajya Saba; Congress, BSP stage walkout
Politics

'Shame, shame!': Opposition unites to lambast Ranjan Gogoi as ex-CJI takes oath in Rajya Saba; Congress, BSP stage walkout

Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi took take oath as Rajya Sabha member in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Even as he was being administered the oath, opposition members shouted 'shame' and 'deal' and later walked out in protest

Air force transported 625 tonnes of new currency notes to various parts of India post demonetisation, says ex-Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa
India

Air force transported 625 tonnes of new currency notes to various parts of India post demonetisation, says ex-Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa

Former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa has said that after demonetisation in 2016, the Indian Air Force (IAF) transported 625 tonnes of new currency notes to various parts of the country

Rafale jets, in ode to former Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa, to have tail numbers with BS initials
India

Rafale jets, in ode to former Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa, to have tail numbers with BS initials

Six Rafale trainer aircraft will carry RB series tail numbers which stand for Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, the current Chief of Air Staff who played a key role as lead negotiator for the mega deal.