Tag: Rafale

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  • (Mis)Guided missile

    (Mis)Guided missile

    While large-scale corruption and crony capitalism is not new to India's defence sector, willfully buying faulty missiles to keep an occupation and apartheid regime happy is surely a new chapter in the story. It is imperative that we question this missile deal, demanding accountability from the establishment and challenging the agreement.

    June 22, 2019
  • IAF chief BS Dhanoa’s 17 Squadron to be first Rafale combat aircraft unit

    IAF chief BS Dhanoa’s 17 Squadron to be first Rafale combat aircraft unit

    The first Rafale combat aircraft would be inducted into the IAF’s Golden Arrows 17 Squadron. What makes it special is that the Golden Arrows 17 Squadron was commanded by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, the current Air Force chief, during the 1999 Kargil war.

    May 29, 2019
  • All review petitions seeking investigation into Rafale deal should be dismissed, govt to SC

    All review petitions seeking investigation into Rafale deal should be dismissed, govt to SC

    In its submissions, the government has argued that any interference may affect operational preparedness of Indian Air Force, further adding that the review petitions were based on flimsy and unfounded grounds.

    May 25, 2019
  • Shadow cast on forces’ political neutrality

    Shadow cast on forces’ political neutrality

    Disgruntled with the increased politicisation of the armed forces in the election process, projection of photographs of martyrs of Pulwama and Wing Commander Abhinandan, a group of veterans wrote a letter to the President, the supreme commander, on the issue.

    May 14, 2019
  • Smriti Irani chides Priyanka Vadra over video of children raising slogans

    Smriti Irani chides Priyanka Vadra over video of children raising slogans

    “Uncouth to the core. Imagine the filthiest of abuses that a Prime Minister has to endure from people whose only claim to fame is a nose. Lutyens outrage anyone,” was Irani’s response to the video.

    May 2, 2019
  • Rafale review plea: Supreme Court issues formal notice to Centre, seeks reply by Saturday

    Rafale review plea: Supreme Court issues formal notice to Centre, seeks reply by Saturday

    The Supreme Court had, on Monday, allowed the government to circulate a letter for adjournment of Tuesday’s hearing on the review petitions filed against its verdict on the Rafale fighter jet deal on grounds that it needs time to file reply on merits.

    April 30, 2019
  • Rafale deal: SC allows Centre to seek adjournment, to hear petitions today

    Rafale deal: SC allows Centre to seek adjournment, to hear petitions today

    In a setback to the Centre, the top court had, on April 10, flat out rejected the Centre's argument that classified documents accessed by the media on the Rafale fighter jet deal can't be evidence.

    April 30, 2019
  • Rahul spreading canard against Modi: BJP

    Rahul spreading canard against Modi: BJP

    Javadekar said Rahul and the Congress had been making statements against PM Modi and the BJP out of their desperation. He said Rahul Gandhi was making a wrongful presentation of the Supreme Court verdict on Rafale before the media and people.

    April 15, 2019
  • Vote for liberty

    Vote for liberty

    At this stage there is little need to go into the merits of the demand to probe afresh the “politically-loaded” Rafale purchase ~ the complexities would be dealt with subsequently.

    April 12, 2019
  • Fake news, says French ambassador on report of Pakistani pilots flying Rafale

    Fake news, says French ambassador on report of Pakistani pilots flying Rafale

    An aviation news website, Aviation International News (AIN) Online, had on 13 February reported that pilots of the Pakistani Air Force flew sorties on Qatari Rafale fighter jets.

    April 11, 2019
  • Warriors in the sky

    Warriors in the sky

    Can future Indian air warriors be safe without proper equipment at the time of conflict? The matter has assumed dangerous proportions. Hence, whosoever is the next Prime Minister, or whichever the political party in power after May 2019, they ought to look into the issue with all seriousness and try to resolve the perpetual crisis of the Air Force with a time-barred programme, arguably in the next 24 months.

    April 8, 2019
  • Air warriors underwent special training in US to fly IAF Chinook helicopters

    Air warriors underwent special training in US to fly IAF Chinook helicopters

    Four CH-47F (I) Chinook helicopters were inducted into the IAF's 126 Helicopter Unit on Monday

    March 25, 2019
  • ‘Vote for Modi to make your kids chowkidar’

    ‘Vote for Modi to make your kids chowkidar’

    The Delhi BJP and its leaders have also joined this campaign like their counterparts in other states across the country.

    March 21, 2019
  • What’s so secret?

    What’s so secret?

    The MoD is also inconsistent about whether the original documents were “stolen”, or photo-copies were accessed by the media ~ is the Sitharaman ship so leaky?

    March 15, 2019
  • Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Rafale review petition: Supreme Court reserves order on government’s privilege claim

    Attorney General KK Venugopal made submissions on the basis of Section 123 of Indian Evidence Act to submit that the document in question could not be used in court without the permission of the officer concerned.

    March 14, 2019
  • Let’s not forget IAF’s triumph

    Let’s not forget IAF’s triumph

    Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan and returned, downed a Pakistani F16 fighter jet, from his MIG 21 BISON, a rare feat.

    March 12, 2019
  • Elephants in the MoD

    Elephants in the MoD

    After Pulwama, the nation is looking at the armed forces to give a reply to the enemy.

    February 26, 2019