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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.

At poll rally in Jharkhand, Union minister Rajnath Singh says no power can stop construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya
Politics

At poll rally in Jharkhand, Union minister Rajnath Singh says no power can stop construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya

Addressing a poll meeting at Pandu in Bishrampur Assembly constituency, Rajnath Singh also noted that the Rafale fighter jets, acquired by the country from France, were capable of destroying terror camps across the border

Delhi BJP protests near AAP office after SC declines to review ruling on Rafale deal, demands apology for 'baseless allegations'
India

Delhi BJP protests near AAP office after SC declines to review ruling on Rafale deal, demands apology for 'baseless allegations'

The Delhi unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday protested near the Aam Aadmi Party office against the "baseless allegations" levelled by the party in the Rafale jet deal

SC verdict on Rafale deal serves body blow to Congress' concocted campaign; party must seriously rethink strategy
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SC verdict on Rafale deal serves body blow to Congress' concocted campaign; party must seriously rethink strategy

In the Rafale case, a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph said, 'We find the review petitions are without any merit.'

'Narendra Modi speaks of moon mission, Article 370, but silent on farmers' plight, jobs,' says Rahul Gandhi at Vidarbha rally
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'Narendra Modi speaks of moon mission, Article 370, but silent on farmers' plight, jobs,' says Rahul Gandhi at Vidarbha rally

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'loudspeaker' of certain industrialists, and said his strategy was like that of a pickpocket who diverts attention to steal

Maharashtra polls: Infighting, lack of course correction in Opposition ranks may hand BJP-Shiv Sena easy win
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Maharashtra polls: Infighting, lack of course correction in Opposition ranks may hand BJP-Shiv Sena easy win

The Congress in Maharashtra appears to be plagued by infighting and even the takeover by Sonia Gandhi as interim president does not appear to have helped matters

'Will talk about kaam ki baat, not Mann ki Baat': Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi over economic slowdown at Haryana's Nuh
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'Will talk about kaam ki baat, not Mann ki Baat': Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi over economic slowdown at Haryana's Nuh

At a rally in Haryana's Nuh district, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of taking money from the poor and giving it away to rich businessmen.

Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai: Congress leader says BJP leaders 'feel guilt' over Rafale deal, slams Fadnavis govt over PMC scam
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Rahul Gandhi in Mumbai: Congress leader says BJP leaders 'feel guilt' over Rafale deal, slams Fadnavis govt over PMC scam

Rahul Gandhi also accused the BJP of 'dividing and looting' the country like the British did in pre-Independence period.

'We would have eliminated terror camps in Balakot sitting in India if we had Rafale jets', claims Rajnath Singh in poll-bound Haryana
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'We would have eliminated terror camps in Balakot sitting in India if we had Rafale jets', claims Rajnath Singh in poll-bound Haryana

Rajnath Singh took a thinly veiled jibe at Pakistan, claiming that if India had gotten the Rafale jets sooner, then India would not have gone to Pakistan for conducting the Balakot airstrike

Rajnath Singh faces heat for 'Shastra Puja' of Rafale jet: Besides India, Russia also performs religious ceremonies to inaugurate weapons
India

Rajnath Singh faces heat for 'Shastra Puja' of Rafale jet: Besides India, Russia also performs religious ceremonies to inaugurate weapons

Defence minister Rajnath Singh came under fire for performing ‘Shastra puja’ while inducting the first of the 36 Rafale jets in the French port city of Bordeaux

All illegal migrants to be evicted by 2024, says Amit Shah in poll-bound Haryana, attacks Congress for criticising Rafale shastra pooja
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All illegal migrants to be evicted by 2024, says Amit Shah in poll-bound Haryana, attacks Congress for criticising Rafale shastra pooja

In an apparent reference to remarks by the some Congress leader, Amit Shah said their party is upset over the weapon worship ceremony performed by Rajnath Singh when he was handed over the first Rafale fighter in France on Tuesday.=

Rajnath Singh in France: Day after receiving first Rafale jet, defence minister hails 'new high' in bilateral co-operation
India

Rajnath Singh in France: Day after receiving first Rafale jet, defence minister hails 'new high' in bilateral co-operation

Rajnath Singh has said he expects the first 18 aircraft to be delivered by February 2021, with the remaining expected by April-May 2022.

Rajnath Singh flies sortie after receiving first Rafale jet in France, says India to receive 18 aircrafts by February 2021
India

Rajnath Singh flies sortie after receiving first Rafale jet in France, says India to receive 18 aircrafts by February 2021

Defence minister Rajnath Singh flew a sortie in the Rafale jet after receiving a symbolic handover of the aircraft at Merignac in the Bordeaux province of France

Defence minister Rajnath Singh to leave for two-day France visit today; will meet President Emmanuel Macron tomorrow
India

Defence minister Rajnath Singh to leave for two-day France visit today; will meet President Emmanuel Macron tomorrow

Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh will embark on a two-day visit to France on Monday. During his visit, he will receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets manufactured for India.

Rajnath Singh to perform 'Shastra Puja' on Dussehra after receiving first Rafale jet at France's Bordeaux
India

Rajnath Singh to perform 'Shastra Puja' on Dussehra after receiving first Rafale jet at France's Bordeaux

Though Singh will receive the first of the 36 Rafale jets on Tuesday, the first batch of four aircraft will come to India only by May next year.

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.

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria says shooting down IAF chopper in Kashmir was a 'big mistake on our part'
India

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria says shooting down IAF chopper in Kashmir was a 'big mistake on our part'

Air Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Friday described as a 'big mistake' the IAF shooting down its helicopter in Kashmir on 27 February.

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.

Rajnath Singh to take delivery of first Rafale jet: Modi govt nails messaging, optics by picking defence minister for France visit
India

Rajnath Singh to take delivery of first Rafale jet: Modi govt nails messaging, optics by picking defence minister for France visit

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flying to France to oversee thee handing over of the first lot of Rafale fighter jets on 8 October to the Indian Air Force has special significance.