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Friday, Jul 19, 2019
news about Rafale deal
Feb 11, 2019 17:00
The submission of the report comes a day after the Congress demanded that the top auditor Rajiv Mehrishi should recuse himself from auditing the deal as he was the finance secretary when the deal was negotiated. read more
Feb 09, 2019 10:06
Congress LIVE: Congress’s KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala addressed a press briefing launching a sharp attack on the BJP over Karnataka poaching row. read more
Feb 08, 2019 22:57
A fresh political firestorm broke out on Friday over a report that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had conducted parallel talks with the French government over the Rs 59,000-crore Rafale jet fighter deal. read more
Feb 08, 2019 14:27
The ongoing back and forth between the Congress and the government over the estimated Rs 58,000 crore deal to buy 36 combat jets from France took a new turn with a newspaper report on Friday citing a November 24, 2015 note of the defence ministry. read more
Feb 08, 2019 11:00
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, cited a defence ministry note published by The Hindu newspaper, that the Defence Ministry had complained about the PMO carrying out parallel negotiations with the French side. read more
Feb 08, 2019 10:44
Highlights: The Congress president targeted PM Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal. In the latest controversy, the Congress alleged that the defence ministry objected to the PMO’s ‘interference’ in the deal. read more
Jan 31, 2019 06:51
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is finalising its report on the Rafale jet fighter deal and is likely to table it in Parliament in the budget session beginning on Thursday, said officials familiar with the matter who asked not to be identi... read more
Jan 30, 2019 16:58
In the two page letter, Manohar Parrikar clarified that the procurement of Rafale jets was as per the Defence Procurement Procedure. read more
Jan 19, 2019 23:33
The defence minister also questioned whether the attack on the government over the purchase of the fighters was aimed to cancel the purchase. read more
Jan 19, 2019 15:43
Shatrughan Sinha asked the PM to answer the opposition’s questions on Rafale and put to rest speculations of a scam in the mega deal for the 36 French fighter jets. read more
Jan 18, 2019 23:25
The Congress based its demand on a report in The Hindu newspaper that claimed the decision by the Narendra Modi government to buy the 36 jets caused the price of each plane to shoot up by 41%. read more
Jan 18, 2019 21:01
As the firestorm over the Rafale deal raged further, the defence ministry on Friday said it has given the CAG access to all files relating to the contract and it would be best to await the report of the national auditor on the issue. read more
Jan 05, 2019 19:30
The former prime minister also hailed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her speech on the issue in the Lok Sabha on Friday, but said it was not sufficient. read more
Jan 04, 2019 17:48
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made an impassioned response to the allegations levelled by the Opposition parties over Rafale deal in Parliament. read more
Jan 04, 2019 16:25
Speaking to the media outside Parliament ahead of the government’s reply in Lok Sabha over the issue, Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of running away from the debate and posed a series of questions to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitha... read more