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'New Bird In Arsenal': 5 Rafale Jets Formally Inducted Into IAF At Ambala Air Base

Sep 10, 2020 PTI

Traditional water cannon salute was given to the Rafale fleet before its ceremonial induction into the 17 squadron of the force.

Five Rafale Jets Arrive At Air Force Station In Ambala; 'New Era In Military History,' Says Rajnath

Jul 29, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

'The touch down of Rafale combat aircrafts in India marks the beginning of a new era in our Military History,' Rajnath Singh said.

5 Rafales Come Home Today: A Look At Ambala Air Base’s Historic, Military Significance

According to IAF officials, Ambala was chosen for housing Rafales in the western sector due to several factors such as depth from the border, base infrastructure and other technical facilities.

Meet The Indian Air Force Man From Kashmir Who Saw Off First Batch Of Rafale Jets

Jul 28, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Hilal Ahmad Rather, the Air Attache to France, was born in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.

Indian Air Force Posts Pictures Of Rafale Jets Re-fuelling Mid-air On Way Home

The first batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft took off from France for India on Monday, nearly four years after the two countries inked an agreement to supply 36 of the multi-role jets to the Indian Air Force under a Rs 59,000-crore deal.

27 July, 2020

First Batch Of 5 Rafale Jets Takes Off From France For India


The fleet is expected to significantly boost the IAF's combat capabilities at a time when India is locked in a tense border row with China in eastern Ladakh.

29 June, 2020

India Likely To Get First Batch Of 6 Rafale Jets Next Month Amid China Standoff


Besides the missile systems, the Rafale jets will come with various India-specific modifications, including Israeli helmet-mounted displays, radar warning receivers, low-band jammers, 10-hour flight data recording, infra-red search and tracking systems among others.

14 November, 2019

On Rafale, Rahul Gandhi Says Supreme Court Has 'Opened Huge Door' For Probe

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Congress says BJP celebrated 'without studying the verdict' of the Supreme Court.

14 November, 2019

Disruption Of Parliament By Congress Over Rafale Deal Was 'Sham': Amit Shah After SC Verdict


Amit Shah said the judgement of the apex court has proved that disruption of Parliament over the Rafale deal was a 'sham'.

14 November, 2019

Rahul Gandhi Should Apologise, Says BJP After SC Refuses Probe Into Rafale Deal

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to the Narendra Modi government in the Rafale fighter jets deal case.

14 November, 2019

'Truth Has Triumphed': BJP After SC Gives Clean Chit To Modi Govt In Rafale Deal Case


'Truth triumphs. Truth can be bothered but not defeated' said BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain.


14 November, 2019

Supreme Court Gives Clean Chit To Modi Govt In Rafale Deal Case, Says 'Review Petitions Without Merit'

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court had reserved the verdict on the Rafale deal in May this year.

14 November, 2019

Supreme Court Dismisses Review Petitions Seeking Probe Into Rafale Fighter Jet Deal

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme court delivered judgments on Sabarimala issue, Rafale deal and criminal contempt filed against Rahul Gandhi. Catch all the highlights here

11 October, 2019

'Nothing Wrong In Rafale Puja': Pakistan Army Spokesperson Asif Ghafoor Defends Rajnath Singh

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Ghafoor's defence of Singh comes at a time when tensions between the two South Asian neighbours are at an all-time high.

09 October, 2019

'Make Sure Indian Tax System Is Not Terrorising Us': Rafale Engine Maker Tells Rajnath


The Rafale Engine Manufacturing company is seeking Indian government's support to set up maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in India

08 October, 2019

India Gets Its First Rafale Fighter Jet, Rajnath Singh Says 'Historic Day For IAF'

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India had ordered 36 Rafale fighter jets from France in a deal worth Rs 59,000 crore in September 2016.

07 October, 2019

Rajnath Singh To Receive First Batch Of Rafale Fighter Jets Today In France; Will Meet French Prez Too


On October 9, Singh will address the CEOs of leading French defence firms during which he is likely to urge them to participate in the 'Make in India' in the Defence sector in India


06 October, 2019

India Wants Another 200 Fighter Planes, But Do They Really Win Wars These Days?

Aakar Patel

We think that national security is a very serious business, and we should trust the generals to do the right thing for all of us, but as Guderian knew, this is not always wise, writes author-columnist Aakar Patel.

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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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