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French Defense Minister Promises To Provide Additional Rafale Jets If India Requires

Dec 17, 2021 PTI

Apart from emphasizing on France's willingness to help India in strengthening their defense industrial base upon requirement, Defense Minister Florence Parly also said that they are also supporting further integration of Indian manufacturers into global supply chains.

No Two-Finger Test Of Female Officer Conducted In Alleged Coimbatore Rape Case: Air Chief Marshal

Oct 05, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari said disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty in alleged rape of a female air force officer in Coimbatore.

What Is The India-France Rafale Fighter Jet Deal All About?

France is set to deliver more fighter jets to India, as allegations of corruption and cronyism continue to overshadow one of New Delhi's biggest defense deals.

Rafale Jet Controversy: Why Is The Government Still Silent?

Jul 13, 2021 K.T.S. Tulsi

A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal will be able to examine witnesses, access all the government files, which the Supreme Court or the CVC never delved into.

Set Up A Joint Parliamentary Committee To Probe Rafale Deal: Digvijaya Singh

The Rajya Sabha member alleged large-scale corruption in the form of payment of commission in the Rafale deal.

04 July, 2021

Rafale Deal: Why Modi Govt Not Ready For JPC Probe? Asks Rahul Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Rahul Gandhi put out an online survey asking why the Modi government is not ready for JPC probe.

04 July, 2021

Rafale Deal: As France Begins Judicial Probe, War Of Words Erupts Between BJP And Congress

Outlook Web Bureau

French investigative website Mediapart has accused the French government of corruption in connection with its supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India.

03 July, 2021

Rafale: France Opens Judicial Probe Into Fighter Deal With India

Outlook Web Bureau

A French judge will probe suspected 'corruption and favouritism' in the Rafale deal with India

19 June, 2021

36 Rafale Jets To Be Inducted Into Indian Air Force By 2022: IAF Chief

Outlook Web Bureau

‘We are absolutely on target with the Rafale induction plan,’ IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria said on Saturday

05 April, 2021

Cong Seeks Independent Probe After French Expose On €1Million Kickback In Rafale Deal

Outlook Correspondent

Congress media cell chief Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters that the ‘allegations of causing loss to the exchequer, bribery and payment of commission in India’s biggest defence deal once again stare in the face of the Modi government’

04 March, 2021

Punjab: Architect Builds Jet-Shaped Vehicle, Calls It 'Punjab Rafale'

Outlook Web Bureau

The vehicle that cost Rs 3 lakh has been painted light blue in colour and can run at a speed of 15-20 kmph.


08 February, 2021

Army Successfully Restricted Pakistan’s Mischief To The Border: Rajnath Singh

Outlook Web Bureau

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also announced that India will receive six additional Rafale jets by March, 2020

08 February, 2021

Induction Ceremony Of Five Rafale Jets Cost Government Rs 41 Lakh: Rajnath Singh

Outlook Web Bureau

The first batch of the five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29, nearly four years after India signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36 of the aircraft at a cost of Rs 59,000 crore.

28 January, 2021

Three More Rafale Fighter Jets Land In India From France

Outlook Web Bureau

India now has 11 Rafale aircrafts.

26 January, 2021

Air Power: Rafale Aircraft Makes Stunning Debut On Republic Day Flypast

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A total of 38 IAF aircraft and four planes of the Indian Army participated in the flypast on Tuesday.

18 January, 2021

Flypast At Republic Day Parade Will Culminate With Rafale Aircraft: IAF

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A total of 38 IAF aircraft and four planes of the Indian Army will participate in the flypast on January 26

15 October, 2020

Preparations In France Underway For Induction Of More Rafale Jets


The first batch of five Rafale jets arrived in India on July 29 and the second batch of four Rafale jets is expected to arrive in India in the next four weeks.


10 September, 2020

MS Dhoni Hails Rafale Jets Induction Into Indian Air Force, Shares Special Message For 17 Squadron


An excited MS Dhoni expressed his delight at five Rafale fighter jets being formally inducted into the 17 Squadron of the IAF at a glittering ceremony at the Ambala air base

Photo Gallery

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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