Rafale allegations motivated and baseless, Sitharaman tells Lok Sabha

Rafale allegations motivated and baseless, Sitharaman tells Lok Sabha

New Delhi, December 20 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday rejected allegations that Rafale fighter jets being bought by India from France are priced higher than under an earlier deal, and said the charges were “motivated and baseless”.   “The allegations are motivated and baseless. the government has bought Rafale aircraft on better terms,” […]

Reliance ties up with Dassault after Rafale fighter jet deal

Reliance ties up with Dassault after Rafale fighter jet deal

NEW DELHI, October 3 (Reuters) – Reliance Group said on Monday it had tied up with Dassault Aviation SA to help the French company spend up to 300 billion rupees ($4.51 billion) that it must invest in India as part of a recent fighter jet deal it clinched.   India, the world’s largest arms importer, […]

India says talks on Rafale jet deal in final stage

India says talks on Rafale jet deal in final stage

NEW DELHI, April 16 (Reuters) – Negotiations for India to buy 36 French Rafale fighter jets are nearing the finish line, the Indian defence ministry said, with sources saying the price will be set at around $9 billion.   Both sides had hoped to wrap up the strategic order during President Francois Hollande’s visit for […]

Hope Rafale deal will be inked by year end: IAF chief

Hope Rafale deal will be inked by year end: IAF chief

Hasimara (West Bengal), November 28 (IANS) Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday hoped the deal between India and France for Rafale fighter jets would be signed before end of this year.   Asked when was the deal for 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition expected to be inked, the Indian […]