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SC Allows Centre To Circulate Letter Seeking Adjournment On Rafale Hearing

Apr 29, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed the Centre's counsel to circulate the letter among parties which include petitioners who have filed review pleas.

US Approves Sale Of 24 Anti-Submarine Hunter Helicopters To India For $ 2.4 Billion

Apr 03, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

MH-60 Romeo Seahawks would add lethal capabilities of the Indian Navy, which experts say is the need of the hour given the aggressive behaviour of China in the Indian Ocean region.

Number Of Fighter Jets Required By Air Force Changes With Time: Nirmala Sitharaman

One of the questions raised by the Congress about the Rafale deal is why the Narendra Modi government decided to buy only 36 aircraft instead of 126 as planned originally.

CAG's Rafale Report Raises Concerns On Letter Of Comfort Over Sovereign Guarantee

Feb 13, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Highlighting its concerns, the CAG observed that in case of a breach of agreement, India would now have to first settle the matter through arbitration directly with the French vendors.

Rafale Deal: Modi 'Frontman For Corporate Friends', Says Congress On Sitharaman's 'Corporate Rivalry' Barb

The Congress, which has alleged corruption and favouritism in the contract and accused the prime minister for it, also dubbed the fighter jet deal "opaque and flawed".

18 January, 2019

NDA Rafale Deal Achieved Better Price Than Earlier Proposal: Defence Ministry

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A defence spokesman said that even the UPA government had rightly rejected the EADS offer of 20 per cent discount in 2012 after opening of bids as violative of procedure.

15 November, 2018

No Guarantee By French Government Backing Rafale Deal, Says Rahul Gandhi

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The government told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that no "sovereign guarantee" was given by the French government on the deal for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

24 October, 2018

India Awards $777 Mn Deal To Israeli Firm For Missile Defence Systems

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The deal is for supplying Barak 8 LR-SAM Air and Missile Defence Systems to seven ships of the Indian Navy.

18 October, 2018

Modi Govt Causing Life Risks For IAF Pilots, Says Rahul Gandhi

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The UPA's Rafale deal for 126 aircraft would have transformed the Indian Air Force allowing us to scrap and replace ancient aircraft like the Jaguar, said Rahul Gandhi.

17 October, 2018

Time For PM Modi To Break His Silence On Rafale Deal: Randeep Surjewala

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The Congress has been relentless in attacking Modi and his government over the deal announced by the Prime Minister in 2015.

16 October, 2018

Cong-BJP Battle Over Rafale Deal Turns Personal

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The Congress has been attacking the government over the Rafale deal and has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in corruption and favouritism. The allegations have been denied by the government.


13 October, 2018

Rafale Deal: Rahul Gandhi Steps Up Attack On PM Modi, Calls HAL A Strategic Asset

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The party had been accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of snatching jobs of people of Karnataka by taking away the contract from HAL.

12 October, 2018

'Not Helpful': US On India's Decision To Buy Oil From Iran, Missiles From Russia

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Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that two state refiners have placed orders for importing crude oil from Iran in November.

11 October, 2018

No CAATSA Pressure On Indo-Russia Def Deals; Will Soon Ink Pacts On Frigates: Russia

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The CAATSA is a US federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia.

11 October, 2018

Entire Gandhi Family Is Corrupt And They Are Pointing Fingers At Others: BJP

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BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra's remarks came soon after Gandhi called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "corrupt" and asked him to quit in the light of fresh revelations over the Rafale fighter jets deal.

11 October, 2018

Rafale Deal: Rahul Gandhi Calls PM Modi ‘Corrupt Man’

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The Congress president also described Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's trip to France as part of a "huge cover-up" by the government.

11 October, 2018

'India Will Find Out Soon': Donald Trump On US Sanctions For S-400 Missile Deal With Russia

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Last week, the White House had said that the US presidential waiver on weapons deal with sanctions-hit Russia is intended to "wean" countries like India off the Russian equipment.


10 October, 2018

Rafale Deal: Rahul Gandhi Raises Questions Over Nirmala Sitharaman's France Visit

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Defence Minister Sitharaman leaves for France tonight on a three-day visit, which comes in the backdrop of a big controversy over the purchase of 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace major Dassault Aviation.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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