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IAF's 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron to be resurrected today, set to be first unit to fly multi-role Rafale jets
India

IAF's 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron to be resurrected today, set to be first unit to fly multi-role Rafale jets

The Indian Air Force on Tuesday is expected to resurrect its 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron which will be the first unit to fly the multi-role Rafale fighter jets

Mumbai court summons Rahul Gandhi on 3 October for ‘commander-in-thief’ remark attacking Narendra Modi over Rafale fighter jet deal
India

Mumbai court summons Rahul Gandhi on 3 October for ‘commander-in-thief’ remark attacking Narendra Modi over Rafale fighter jet deal

A court has summoned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a defamation complaint against him for his 'commander-in-thief' remark while attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year over the Rafale fighter jet deal

Rajnath Singh, IAF chief BS Dhanoa to visit France next month to take delivery of first Rafale fighter jet
India

Rajnath Singh, IAF chief BS Dhanoa to visit France next month to take delivery of first Rafale fighter jet

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa are set to travel to Paris next month to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, government sources said

Rafale, Su-30MKI will be potent combination against enemies, says IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria
India

Rafale, Su-30MKI will be potent combination against enemies, says IAF Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Once the French Rafale and the Russian Su-30MKI jets start operating jointly in the Indian Air Force (IAF), it will be a deadly combination and will make our enemies including Pakistan worried in case of any conflict, said Indian Air Force Vice Chief Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria

Centre working towards modernisation of army, manufacturing arms under ‘Make in India', says Ram Nath Kovind
India

Centre working towards modernisation of army, manufacturing arms under ‘Make in India', says Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind said Centre is taking all requisite steps towards modernization of armed forces. The President also stated that a special emphasis is being accorded by the Central Government to manufacture of modern armaments under 'Make in India'. Kovind spoke on the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme saying 'increased pensionary benefits to ex-servicemen and expansion of health facilities, efforts are being made'.

Rahul Gandhi says party will choose next Congress chief, not him; insists on 'theft' in Rafale fighter jet deal
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Rahul Gandhi says party will choose next Congress chief, not him; insists on 'theft' in Rafale fighter jet deal

As speculation continues on his next steps, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party will decide on who his successor will be

Why a trial by fire awaits Narendra Modi’s new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman
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Why a trial by fire awaits Narendra Modi’s new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman

The big political messaging Modi wants to send to his party colleagues with Sitharaman’s appointment could be that performers will be rewarded in this government

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa says Rafale would be a 'game-changer' for IAF, hails modernisation of air force's fleet
India

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa says Rafale would be a 'game-changer' for IAF, hails modernisation of air force's fleet

He said that whatever shortcomings the IAF had during the Kargil war were long gone, citing laser designator pod (LDP), which is the laser sensor-cum-targeting system used in aircraft are now present in all aircraft fleets and refuelling aircraft too have now been added.

Rafale deal: No question of registration of FIR or CBI probe into case, Centre tells Supreme Court
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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.

From 'Main bhi chowkidar' to 'dictionary of love', how the BJP hijacked Opposition' slogans to its advantage
Politics

From 'Main bhi chowkidar' to 'dictionary of love', how the BJP hijacked Opposition' slogans to its advantage

Many other statements by Opposition leaders also ended up helping the BJP as people found them to be in bad taste.

Is Rahul Gandhi a 'political lightweight' or 'practiced politician' who knows how to get his message across?
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Is Rahul Gandhi a 'political lightweight' or 'practiced politician' who knows how to get his message across?

Rahul Gandhi, vying to become the latest prime minister from India's most famous dynasty, has worked hard to shed his image as an entitled footloose princeling and political lightweight.

Rahul Gandhi's campaign of 'love' against PM confuses Congress cadre, brings campaign to grinding halt
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Rahul Gandhi's campaign of 'love' against PM confuses Congress cadre, brings campaign to grinding halt

If Rahul Gandhi has done anything successfully in this election, it is that he has spread his own confusion through the rank and file with great efficacy.

'Dismantled idea of Narendra Modi': Rahul Gandhi goes after PM, press and EC in combative New Delhi press conference
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'Dismantled idea of Narendra Modi': Rahul Gandhi goes after PM, press and EC in combative New Delhi press conference

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, at a combative press conference in New Delhi on Friday, slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the press and the Election Commission

EC sends Navjot Singh Sidhu notice over remarks accusing Narendra Modi of 'making money' in Rafale deal
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EC sends Navjot Singh Sidhu notice over remarks accusing Narendra Modi of 'making money' in Rafale deal

The poll panel had received a complaint from the BJP that Sidhu, during a rally in Madhya Pradesh on 29 April, had made disparaging comments about Modi.

'PMO monitoring Rafale deal doesn't amount to parallel negotiations,' Centre files fresh affidavit in SC, says case will harm national security
India

'PMO monitoring Rafale deal doesn't amount to parallel negotiations,' Centre files fresh affidavit in SC, says case will harm national security

The government in its Saturday response held that the apex court's December 2018 judgement was correct and held that unsubstantiated media reports and/or part internal file notings deliberately projected in a selective manner cannot form the basis for review.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: Devendra Fadnavis seeks MCC relaxation to carry out drought relief work in Maharashtra
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Lok Sabha Election 2019 updates: Devendra Fadnavis seeks MCC relaxation to carry out drought relief work in Maharashtra

Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE updates: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis wrote to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, requesting him for some relaxation in Model Code of Conduct in the state for drought relief works. A total of 151 talukas in the state have been declared drought hit and Centre has passed a budget of Rs 4,714 crore for drought relief in the state, Fadnavis said in the letter.

Rafale hearing: Supreme Court gives Centre till 4 May to reply to review petitions, defers case to 6 May
India

Rafale hearing: Supreme Court gives Centre till 4 May to reply to review petitions, defers case to 6 May

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on the review petitions in the Rafale case and deferred the hearing to 6 May.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha polls phase 4, crisis in Supreme Court, Game of Thrones; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha polls phase 4, crisis in Supreme Court, Game of Thrones; today's must-read stories

Campaigning for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for April 29 in 72 parliamentary constituencies across nine states ended Saturday.

Rafale row: Contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi seems more concerned about 'prejudice' caused to Modi
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Rafale row: Contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi seems more concerned about 'prejudice' caused to Modi

It appears that the contempt petitioner is more concerned about the prejudice Rahul Gandhi's statement is likely to cause to Narendra Modi in the minds of the people.

EC shouldn't let Rahul Gandhi walk away by expressing ‘regret’ after cynical twisting of SC order on Rafale deal
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EC shouldn't let Rahul Gandhi walk away by expressing ‘regret’ after cynical twisting of SC order on Rafale deal

Rahul Gandhi suffers from low credibility in his charges. Perhaps that’s why he sought to legitimise his allegations by wrongly attributing statements to the Supreme Court.