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‘Uneasy no war, no peace status’: IAF chief says Indian forces prepared for 'any eventuality' on Ladakh standoff
India

‘Uneasy no war, no peace status’: IAF chief says Indian forces prepared for 'any eventuality' on Ladakh standoff

In an address at a conference, RKS Bhadauria said the Indian Air Force has responded to the situation with rapidity and is fully resolved to counter any 'misadventure' in the region

Rafale Induction Ceremony: First batch of fighter jets inducted to IAF's 'Golden Arrows' squadron at Ambala airbase
India

Rafale Induction Ceremony: First batch of fighter jets inducted to IAF's 'Golden Arrows' squadron at Ambala airbase

A traditional water cannon salute was given to the Rafale fleet before its ceremonial induction into the 17 Squadron of the IAF

Indian Navy’s MiG-29K fighter jets to be deployed in Northern Ladakh sector amid border row with China
India

Indian Navy’s MiG-29K fighter jets to be deployed in Northern Ladakh sector amid border row with China

Diplomatic and military talks between India and China are continuing for complete disengagement of troops from a number of friction points in eastern Ladakh.

IAF demand for 200 more planes rendered redundant by fall in conventional war, rise of cyberspace conflict
India

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.

'India cannot remain dependent on imported weapons': Rajnath Singh seeks active participation of private sector in defence industry
India

'India cannot remain dependent on imported weapons': Rajnath Singh seeks active participation of private sector in defence industry

Rajnath Singh on Friday said he will not be afraid of taking decisions for fear of attracting complaints of corruption.

Days after taking to the sky in Tejas aircraft, Rajnath Singh to fly sortie in Rafale fighter jet on 8 Oct during France visit
India

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.

Rahul Gandhi's false statements about SC order on confidential Rafale documents is contempt of court, says Nirmala Sitharaman
India

Rahul Gandhi's false statements about SC order on confidential Rafale documents is contempt of court, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman said that Rahul Gandhi committed contempt of court by passing false statements about the Supreme Court verdict concerning confidential documents in the Rafale case

'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations
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'Thief' must have returned 'stolen' Rafale documents before they were 'photocopied': P Chidambaram on AG's allegations

His jibe came a day after the attorney general said that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry, and that what he meant in his submission before the Supreme Court on Wednesday was that petitioners in the application used "photocopies of the original" papers, deemed secret by the government.

Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains
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Rafale row: Congress, BJP spar over AG’s U-turn on ‘stolen documents’ comment, accuse each other of lying for political gains

The Congress and the BJP on Friday sparred over Attorney General KK Venugopal 's claim that the Rafale documents were not stolen from the Defence Ministry with the Opposition party dubbing it a "lie" and the ruling party slamming Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his attack on the government over the issue.

'Nobody will get any information from us on source of Rafale documents': N Ram weighs in on The Hindu 'stolen document' controversy
India

'Nobody will get any information from us on source of Rafale documents': N Ram weighs in on The Hindu 'stolen document' controversy

On 8 February, Ram wrote in The Hindu that the defence ministry raised strong objections to "parallel discussions" conducted by the PMO (Prime Minister's Office) during the negotiations over the Rs 59,000 crore Rafale deal between India and France

Rafale deal case: Supreme Court to consider listing of pleas seeking review of its verdict
India

Rafale deal case: Supreme Court to consider listing of pleas seeking review of its verdict

Supreme Court said it would consider listing of pleas seeking review of its 14 December verdict dismissing the need for an investigation into the Rafale deal

No scam in Rafale deal, fighter jets will be delivered to India in two years, says Dassault CEO Eric Trappier
India

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."

Note on PMO interference in Rafale deal 'not doctored', says The Hindu; claims two versions differ on dates
India

Note on PMO interference in Rafale deal 'not doctored', says The Hindu; claims two versions differ on dates

The Hindu on Monday defended its report on the Rafale deal, which had claimed that the defence ministry in 2015 had objected to "parallel discussions" held by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) during the negotiations over the deal for 36 fighter jets with France.

CAG report highlights delivery of Rafale aircraft 'faster by a month' in current inter-governmental agreement
India

CAG report highlights delivery of Rafale aircraft 'faster by a month' in current inter-governmental agreement

The CAG report highlights that according to the original schedule offered by Dassault Aviation 18 aircraft were to be delivered between 37 to 50 months of signing of the contract. The next 18 were to be licensed produced in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and delivered between 49 to 72 months

CAG report on Rafale says NDA deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA's: Jaitley asks how democracy can punish those who consistently lie
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CAG report on Rafale says NDA deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA's: Jaitley asks how democracy can punish those who consistently lie

In the Rafale deal signed in 2016, the country's top auditor said that compared to the 126 aircraft deal of the UPA, India managed to save 17.08% money for the India Specific Enhancements in the 36 Rafale contract done by the Narendra Modi government

Rafale deal: Narendra Modi govt followed UPA's policy on 'intergovernmental agreements made without SOP'
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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

New report on Rafale deal alleges anti-corruption clauses were dropped; Congress asks PMO, 'Who benefitted from this?'
India

New report on Rafale deal alleges anti-corruption clauses were dropped; Congress asks PMO, 'Who benefitted from this?'

The Congress party through its official Twitter handle directly asked the Prime Minister Office (PMO), "Who was it trying to shield?" by waving off the standard anti-corruption clauses. It further asked the PMO, who was it trying to benefit by paying for the deal "upfront in advance".

Depleting IAF squadrons and HAL delays: India's attempt to resurrect defence PSU may come at the cost of national security
India

Depleting IAF squadrons and HAL delays: India's attempt to resurrect defence PSU may come at the cost of national security

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said that the IAF's efforts to support HAL have affected the force's fighting abilities

Narendra Modi paid Dassault Rs 20,000 cr even before Rafale jets were delivered, but refused to pay dues of HAL: Rahul Gandhi
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Narendra Modi paid Dassault Rs 20,000 cr even before Rafale jets were delivered, but refused to pay dues of HAL: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi also shared a video of his statement outside parliament on Monday following Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's remarks dismissing "doubts" raised by the Congress on her statement on HAL

SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI chief: Rahul Gandhi says 'some justice', claims possible Rafale probe was reason for removal
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SC reinstates Alok Verma as CBI chief: Rahul Gandhi says 'some justice', claims possible Rafale probe was reason for removal

Reacting to the Supreme Court order reinstating Alok Verma to the post of CBI director, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Verma had been divested of his powers "at 1 am" because he was "planning to investigate the Rafale deal", and added that "some justice" had been done with his reinstatement.