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French aviation industrialist Olivier Dassault killed in helicopter crash

FILE PHOTO: French deputy Olivier Dassault attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo
Published on Mar 08, 2021 03:02 PM IST

5 Rafale jets fly out of France on 7,000 km trip to India, to be refueled mid-air

India ordered 36 Rafale jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016 as an emergency purchase to arrest the worrying slide in the IAF’s combat capabilities. (Photo @Indian_Embassy)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 10:05 PM IST

Dassault to collaborate on aeronautics with Pune college

Dassault Aviation to collaborate on aeronautics with College of Engineering Pune.
Published on Oct 17, 2019 05:48 PM IST

22-room farmhouse, jet among HDIL assets seized in fresh raids

HDIL’s 22-room farmhouse in Awas village, Alibaugh tehsil.
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 06:42 AM IST

Opinion | What the IAF-PAF dogfight reveals

An IAF Mirage 2000 during a drill, 2017. It is only because of the force’s good training, situational awareness, and some luck that this audacious PAF mission failed.
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 03:36 PM IST

100-jet order needed to build Rafales in India: Dassault

French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation on Wednesday said it would be in a position to set up a production line for Rafale jets in the country only if India placed an order for at least 100 fighters.
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 12:13 AM IST

‘Rafale IGA protects Indian interests’: French Envoy

The Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) between France and India for the sale of Rafale fighter jets to the air force has in-built provisions to ensure that Indian interests are protected, a
Published on Feb 14, 2019 11:47 PM IST

Rafale, the fighter jet with 7 lives, survives amid row

During field evaluation trials, Eurofighter and Rafale were cleared based on their presentation in the lab as to how they proposed to meet the entire set of ASQR.
Updated on Feb 14, 2019 11:53 AM IST

Time, questions over quality hit HAL

Airport ground staff stand besides Tejas, India's first locally-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), before its induction into the Indian Air Force at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru, India, July 1, 2016.
Updated on Feb 13, 2019 10:25 PM IST

Dassault-Reliance aims to roll out Falcon jets in 2022

Dassault-Reliance aims to roll out Falcon jets in 2022.
Published on Feb 08, 2019 12:01 AM IST

CAG finalising report on Rafale deal

CAG is auditing the Rafale deal along with around a dozen other big-ticket procurements made by the MoD.
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 07:31 AM IST

Question the government on Rafale

The prime minister evidently took the decision to scrap the old tender and purchase 36 Rafales without consulting the Air Force or the ministry of defence.
Published on Jan 23, 2019 07:48 AM IST

‘Yeh public hai, sab janti hai’: Smriti Irani on Chidambaram’s Rafale charge

Union Minister, Smriti Irani address a press conference at BjP headquarter Deendayal Upadhyay Marg, Photos by Amal KS
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 06:40 PM IST

NDA govt’s Rafale deal windfall for Dassault, says Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram at party headquarter in New Delhi on January 18.
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 05:40 PM IST

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC seeking review of December 14 Rafale verdict

Supreme Court on December 14 had rejected petitions seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the purchase of Rafale fighter jets.
Updated on Jan 02, 2019 01:38 PM IST

Supreme Court verdict on petitions for court-monitored CBI probe on Rafale today

Rafale fighter.
Updated on Dec 14, 2018 08:00 AM IST

Revealing pricing details can give enemies an edge, Centre tells Supreme Court in Rafale case

The government had on Monday submitted the pricing details of the Rafale deal in compliance with the October 31 order of the Supreme Court.
Updated on Nov 14, 2018 05:57 PM IST

‘I don’t lie… We chose Ambani’: Dassault CEO Eric Trappier on Rahul’s Rafale allegations

Dassault CEO Eric Trappier during an interview.
Updated on Nov 13, 2018 03:39 PM IST

Dassault gave Reliance Rs 284 cr to secure Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing media in New Delhi on Friday.
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 12:07 AM IST

Supreme Court asks govt to submit Rafale jet deal pricing details within 10 days

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to submit pricing details of the Rafale jet deal in a sealed cover within 10 days, in what appeared to be a departure from its position three weeks ago when the court said it did not want to examine the issue of pricing.
Updated on Nov 01, 2018 12:08 AM IST

Arun Jaitley hits back at Rahul Gandhi over Rafale deal, non-performing assets

Arun Jaitley gestures during a press conference.
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 11:54 PM IST

Rafale fighter jets to be delivered to India from 2019: Dassault CEO

Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, attends a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin and other representatives of the French and Russian business communities at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia January 31, 2018.
Updated on Oct 16, 2018 08:05 AM IST

Dassault Aviation says it ‘freely’ chose Reliance for Rafale offsets

A Rafale fighter jet performs during the Aero India air show at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru on February 18, 2015.
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 11:21 AM IST

Reliance pact was ‘imperative’ and ‘mandatory’ for Dassault: Report

In this file photo taken on June 9, 2018 A Rafale fighter jet of the French Navy performs during the International seaplane show in Biscarrosse, southwestern France.
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 12:21 AM IST

Opposition to Rafale is against the national interest

The government has broadly indicated the cost of the Rafale contract, but divulging every detail to satisfy the expanding demands of the Opposition would compromise security as this would mean disclosing the overall capability of the aircraft
Published on Oct 05, 2018 07:54 PM IST

Congress goes to CAG again over Rafale, demands forensic audit of deal

Supporters of Congress party shout slogans during a protest demanding for a joint parliamentary committee to investigate the deal of Rafale fighter planes with France, in Chandigarh, India, October 4, 2018.
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 11:28 PM IST

‘Go on the offensive, not defensive, on Rafale’, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari said the Indian government has “nothing to do with this [selection of Reliance Defence as Dassault’s Indian partner in the Rafale deal]
Updated on Sep 28, 2018 12:40 AM IST

After Hollande clarification, no room for doubt about Rafale: Rajnath Singh

Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting of the Central Zonal Council in Lucknow, on Monday.
Published on Sep 24, 2018 05:09 PM IST

‘Truth can’t have 2 versions’: Arun Jaitley on Francois Hollande’s remarks on Rafale deal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi.
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 11:00 PM IST
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