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  • Good, not enough

    Good, not enough

    It is a matter of record that just a couple of years ago, the Government was scouring international resale markets for junked Jaguars to cannibalise them for spares to use in the IAF’s primary deep penetration strike aircraft capable of delivering nuclear warheads.

    July 30, 2020
  • Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi over delay in arrival of Rafale jets

    Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi over delay in arrival of Rafale jets

    Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the opposition over the delay in the procurement of the Rafale fighter aircraft Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit back saying that it was the PM who is “solely responsible”.

    March 3, 2019
  • Fiddling figures

    Fiddling figures

    As far as HAL is concerned, its dedicated, loyal, workers would hope that a silver lining does break through to the dark clouds hovering over their “giant”

    January 9, 2019
  • Apolitical, gutsy

    Apolitical, gutsy

    The Navy sometimes calls itself the “silent service”, yet while shunning the bombast often dished out by the brass hats.

    December 6, 2018
  • Air Chief defends Rafale amid Opp attack

    Air Chief defends Rafale amid Opp attack

    Speaking at a function at the Hindon Air Force base here to officers and personnel to mark the 86th anniversary of the IAF, he said the Air Force was "in the process of acquiring new combat systems. The acquisition of 36 Rafale aircraft, the S-400 missile systems, Apache attack helicopters and Chinook heavy lift helicopters would further enhance our capabilities."

    October 9, 2018
  • ‘Go on the offensive’: Gadkari asks BJP leaders to counter Cong on Rafale deal

    ‘Go on the offensive’: Gadkari asks BJP leaders to counter Cong on Rafale deal

    The road transport and highways minister alleged that the Opposition was trying to create confusion about the deal.

    September 27, 2018
  • Fear damage to ties with India after Hollande’s remarks: France on Rafale row

    Fear damage to ties with India after Hollande’s remarks: France on Rafale row

    Hollande, who left office in May last year, said on Friday during a trip to India that French jet manufacturer Dassault Aviation had been given no choice about its local partner in a 2016 deal with the Indian administration.

    September 24, 2018
  • India facing ‘grave threats’, needs the Rafale jets: IAF chief BS Dhanoa

    India facing ‘grave threats’, needs the Rafale jets: IAF chief BS Dhanoa

    Says the government is procuring the Rafale jets and S-400 missile systems to enhance the capability of the Indian Air Force

    September 12, 2018
  • Credibility test

    Credibility test

    Provided that none of the entities chicken out, and matters are taken to their logical conclusion, the legal notices sent to 11 spokespersons of the Congress party by the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group (defence) could develop into a test case of business houses taking on politicians. Curiously, Rahul Gandhi is not among the “accused” 11. …

    August 24, 2018
  • Rafale biggest defence scandal, say Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie

    Rafale biggest defence scandal, say Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie

    Say deal was "unilaterally" finalised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by violating mandatory procedures; CCS should have vetted it but was "nowhere in the picture"

    August 9, 2018
  • Dogfight diversion

    Dogfight diversion

    Those who relish political scraps will be thrilled at the latest episode in the Congress-Government confrontation over the price of the 36 Rafale jets being procured from France in a flyaway condition. Despite all its vitriol, with some French assistance, the Government cannot satisfactorily explain why only in relation to this particular purchase is the …

    July 30, 2018
  • Can’t reveal Rafale jets’ price: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    Can’t reveal Rafale jets’ price: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said she cannot reveal the price of the Rafale fighter jets in the interest of national security.

    March 29, 2018
  • Congress attacks BJP for buying only 36 Rafale jets

    Congress attacks BJP for buying only 36 Rafale jets

    The Congress on Saturday attacked the BJP-led central government for buying only 36 Rafale fighter jets from France instead of the 126 finalised during the UPA era, saying the situation for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was becoming "critical and volatile". "During the UPA (United Progressive Alliance), we had planned to buy 126 aircraft to …

    September 24, 2016