IAF demand for 200 more planes rendered redundant by fall in conventional war, rise of cyberspace conflict
The fighter plane is a 100-year-old technology, having been first used in World War I in 1914.
Days after taking to the sky in Tejas aircraft, Rajnath Singh to fly sortie in Rafale fighter jet on 8 Oct during France visit
Top military brass of France as well as senior officials of Dassault Aviation, the makers of Rafale, will also be present at the handing over ceremony.
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 financial guarantees, weak legal recourse: CAG's Rafale report shows little options if contract breached
The CAG report tabled in Parliament confirms that the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Narendra Modi approved the Rafale deal even though France and Dassault Aviation had both refused to furnish bank guarantees or sovereign guarantees.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, raised a question on the bid evaluation method the Centre used to acquire the Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force.
India to get its first Rafale aircraft in September 2019; Rahul Gandhi calls Narendra Modi ‘middleman’ in fighter jet deal
The Rafale fighter jet procurement process is on schedule and the first aircraft will be delivered to India in, said an Indian Air Force (IAF) official
Narendra Modi stole from Andhra Pradesh and gave it to Anil Ambani: Rahul Gandhi at Chandrababu Naidu's day-long fast
Chandrababu Naidu is on a fast here demanding that the Centre fulfill all promises made during Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation in 2014 and alleging that the prime minister was not following 'raj dharma' by denying the state special status
Rafale row: Search Manohar Parrikar's house, give him lie detector test to find 'file' on defence deal, says Congress MLA
Opposition Congress in Goa Wednesday demanded that the CBI "raid" the private residence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to find about a file on Rafale deal
Rafale deal row: Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan move SC for review of verdict on fighter jet agreement
Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan were among the petitioners in the Rafale case whose pleas the Supreme Court had dismissed on 14 December.
Rafale verdict: Centre seeks 'factual correction' in SC judgment, claims court misinterpreted reference to CAG report
The government clarified in the Supreme Court affidavit that in its report to the CAG, the Centre had only cited the procedure followed in the Rafale deal and had not submitted pricing details of the jets.
India signed an agreement with France for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter aircraft in a fly-away condition as part of the upgrading process of Indian Air Force equipment. The deal is estimated to be about Rs 58,000 crore (about $8 billion).
No 'scandal' in Rafale deal, says French ambassador to India; asks people to look at facts, not tweets
Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler Wednesday said there was no 'scandal' associated with the Rafale deal. Pointing out at the 'cooperation' and 'trust' shared between both India and France, he asked people to look at the facts.
HAL CEO says Rafale deal negotiations with Dassault Aviation went south due to disagreements over technology transfer
The Opposition has launched an offensive on Narendra Modi and his government, alleging corruption and favouritism in the Rs 58,000-crore Rafale fighter jet deal
Rafale deal 'prime example of cronyism, corruption', Modi govt tried to 'cover up shenanigans: Sitaram Yechury
Sitaram Yechury said he was hopeful the truth about the Rafale deal will come out as the Supreme Court has insisted on facts on the price of the jets.
Supreme Court seeks report from Centre on decision-making process in Rafale deal, but says no need to include price of jets
At the hearing on the Rafale deal, Attorney General KK Venugopal told the Supreme Court that the PILs against the agreement were politically motivated and the matter could not be judicially examined.
The Congress delegation discussed the alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal and is said to have presented fresh evidence, according to reports.
Sharad Pawar loses another top party leader for 'defending' Modi in Rafale deal: After Tariq Anwar, Munaf Hakim quits NCP
NCP general secretary Munaf Hakim Friday said he had quit the primary membership of the party and claimed it was "difficult" to defend its image after Sharad Pawar "supported" Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale fighter jet issue.
Amid row over Rafale deal, IAF deputy chief tests first of 36 fighter jets to be made with India-specific enhancements
Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy, they said. He is in France to also assess the progress in the production of Rafale jets by Dassault Aviation.
Rafale deal: JPC or CAG inquiries not around to satisfy ego of 'ill-informed' Congress leaders, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's comments on the Rafale deal came after Congress leaders led by AK Antony met the CAG and sought an "urgent probe".
Rafale deal row: Congress leaders meet CAG, hand over memorandum; demand early report on 'irregularities'
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala has said that all evidence and facts relating to the Rafale deal have been submitted to the CAG.