UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 07:03 AM IST
In the third and final part of its investigation into the Rafale deal, Mediapart, a French online journal claimed that the payments to Gupta were channelled through offshore accounts and shell companies, using inflated invoices for software consulting. Gupta’s name figures in the AgustaWestland charge sheet.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 07:51 PM IST
Rafale deal: Dassault Aviation said that the statement is in connection with certain allegations reported in the press about the contract signed in 2016 with India.
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 06:20 PM IST
The IAF is trying to see if the 6 Rafale fighters can be flagged off by IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria during his visit to Paris later this month but it may not be possible.
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 05:59 AM IST
This was the second in a three-part report by Mediapart, which earlier reported Dassault Aviation, makers of the Rafale, paid a million euros to a person described as a “middleman” in connection with the deal for 36 jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 11:59 PM IST
The IAF also thanked the UAE air force for refuelling the Rafale jets, describing it as yet another milestone in the strong relationship between the two air forces.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:15 AM IST
These fighter jets will take off from Bordeaux in France and will be provided mid-air refuelling by the UAE. The next batch of Rafale will come in April.
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 04:44 PM IST
The India-French strategic ties have deepened further with Paris providing New Delhi with the latest technology through the joint development route.
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2021 09:51 AM IST
The IAF’s combat capability in India’s eastern flank will get more teeth when the Hasimara airbase in West Bengal is activated next month with the induction of at least five Rafales
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 11:43 AM IST
- The UAE, which has deported more than 100 fugitives to India over the last few years, has also helped India with real-time intelligence from Iraq and Syria in the past. This month, its air force will refuel the Rafale fighter jets flying in from France.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:02 PM IST
The French national air accident investigation agency, the BEA, said the Airbus AS350 helicopter crashed just after takeoff from a private airfield.
By Sunetra Choudhury
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:59 AM IST
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Kunwar Danish Ali also asked General Rawat questions about whether India was at a disadvantage due to having ordered fewer Rafale jets than what the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government planned, the people said.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The Rafale induction ceremony was attended by French Defence Minister Florence Parly and the top echelon of the French aerospace major Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of the aircraft.
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:43 PM IST
- The aircraft got airborne earlier Wednesday from Istres Air Base in France and few non-stop for 7000 km.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 09:27 PM IST
This batch is the third set of deliveries of the Rafale aircrafts to the IAF.
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Squadron Leader Sarthak Kumar, who was part of the IAF and the French Air and Space Force's bilateral exercise 'Desert Knight-21' at the Air Force Station Jodhpur being held from January 20 to 24, said that it was a great learning experience.
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:53 AM IST
- India and the UAE are expected to take bilateral ties to the next level with the two countries, along with France, discussing conducting trilateral military exercises
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:01 AM IST
“As part of Indo-French defence cooperation, the IAF and French Air and Space Force have held six editions of exercises named ‘Garuda’, the latest being in 2019 at Air Force Base Mont-de-Marsan, France,” the IAF said on the eve of the exercise.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 05:11 AM IST
The Rafales, whose induction into the IAF began last September and is work in progress, are taking part in the flypast for the first time. A woman fighter pilot will also participate in the parade for the first time.
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:19 PM IST
- The exercise has been codenamed 'Desert Knight 21'.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 05:00 AM IST
The second batch of the Indian Air Force’s three Rafale fighter jets will arrive at the Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat directly from France on Wednesday as the air force prepares to form its first Rafale squadron at Ambala, officials familiar with the developments said.
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 10:55 PM IST
Rafale jets in India: The Rafale fighters are expected to be deployed in the Ladakh sector and the move is seen as India’s attempt to flex muscles where its troops are engaged in a bitter and tense border confrontation with China, where military friction has grown in recent weeks.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 12:35 AM IST
Five Rafales of the 36 ordered by the IAF arrived at the Ambala airbase on July 29, ending the IAF’s agonizing wait for new fighter jets to sharpen its combat potential. While IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and other senior officials welcomed the Rafales and the pilots on their arrival, a formal induction ceremony is being held now.
New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 09:48 PM IST
The Rafale jets, known for air-superiority and precision strikes, are India’s first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 year after the Sukhoi jets were imported from Russia.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The fleet landed at Al Dhafra airbase on Monday in the UAE after flying for over seven hours from the Merignac airbase. It was the only stopover by the jets while flying from France to India.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The cartoon shows the Amul girl standing in front of a Rafale jet while text on the photo reads, “Jab We Jet”.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 07:58 AM IST
The jets took off from France on Monday and will arrive at the Ambala Air Force station after covering a distance of 7,000 kilometres.
Thane | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 06:19 AM IST
Addressing a poll rally for BJP’s Mira Bhayander nominee Narendra Mehta in Maharashtra’s Thane district neighbouring Mumbai, Singh defended performing ‘shastra puja’ while taking delivery of the first Rafale jet in France recently.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 04:58 PM IST
This prompted veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge to call it a “tamasha (drama)” who also compared it to how his own party never did such a thing when buying weapons. But, his party colleague Sanjay Nirupam differed, said “Shastra puja cannot be called a tamasha.”
Hindusatan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 10:58 PM IST
While the first Rafale has been formally inducted in the Indian Air Force (IAF), the first batch of four jets will fly to their home base in India next April-May. The first 18 jets will arrive by February 2021, with the remainder 18 expected in April-May, 2022.