Tag: Rafale

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  • Rafale — A symbol of deep strategic Indo-France alliance

    Rafale — A symbol of deep strategic Indo-France alliance

    The Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for 36 Rafale aircraft procurement was signed between the Government of India and Government of France on 23 September 2016.

    October 10, 2019
  • Amit Shah questions Congress over Rafale’s ‘shashtra pujan’

    Amit Shah questions Congress over Rafale’s ‘shashtra pujan’

    Addressing an election rally at Kaithal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Shah ridiculed the criticism of the Congress over ''Shashtra Pujan'' or worship of weapons of the first Rafale fighter jet.

    October 9, 2019
  • Rajnath Singh leaves for Paris to take delivery of Rafale aircraft

    Rajnath Singh leaves for Paris to take delivery of Rafale aircraft

    Singh will participate in the Rafale fighter aircraft handing over ceremony at Merignac, about 600 km from Paris, along with French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly.

    October 7, 2019
  • India to get first Rafale fighter jet next month; Rajnath Singh to travel to Paris

    India to get first Rafale fighter jet next month; Rajnath Singh to travel to Paris

    The Indian Air Force has already completed preparations, including readying required infrastructure and training of pilots, to welcome the fighter aircraft.

    August 22, 2019
  • India, France joint air exercise from Monday

    India, France joint air exercise from Monday

    The French Embassy in New Delhi said that the Garuda-VI exercise is a tactical Indo-French exercise aimed at enhancing the interoperability level of the French and Indian crews in air defence and ground attack missions as part of the Indo-Pacific cooperation between the two countries.

    June 29, 2019
  • GARUDA-VI: IAF Contingent departs for French AF Base

    GARUDA-VI: IAF Contingent departs for French AF Base

    The Indian Air Force Su-30 MKI will be operating in a simulated operational warfighting scenario along with the French Air Forces’ multirole Rafale aircraft.

    June 26, 2019
  • (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