05 Apr 2021
Dassault paid 1M euros to 'middleman' in Rafale deal: Report
The French anti-corruption agency Agence Française Anticorruption (AFA) has reportedly found that Dassault Aviation paid 1 million euros to a "middleman" after signing the 2016 Rafale deal.
27 Jul 2020
First five Rafale jets enroute India: All details here
Years after India inked a deal with France for 36 Rafale jets, the first lot of five jets took off from Merignac airbase in Bordeaux today, ushering in a new phase in bilateral ties of both countries.
30 Dec 2019
#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments
2019 has been quite the year: Narendra Modi returned to power, Jammu and Kashmir had its special status stripped, and the students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia triggered a nationwide movement like the Opposition never could.
17 Nov 2019
CJI Gogoi retires: Here's a look at his eventful tenure
Justice Ranjan Gogoi retired on Sunday as the Chief Justice of India. Punctuated by a series of landmark judgments, Gogoi's 13-month tenure was as consequential, as it was controversial.
08 Oct 2019
Rajnath Singh receives first Rafale jet in France
On Tuesday, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh received the first of the 36 Rafale jets in France on behalf of the Indian Air Force.
14 May 2019
Won't sell F-21s to anyone except India: Lockheed Martin
US company Lockheed Martin, which leads the aerospace industry, has offered a new deal to India. The company has said it will not sell newly-rolled F-21 jets to any other country if India decides to purchase 114 planes.
05 May 2019
Rahul sends love to Modi after he calls Rajiv "corrupt"
Taking the political discourse in the country to a new low, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday told Rahul Gandhi that his father Rajiv was "corrupt number 1" when he died.
09 Jan 2019
Was Rafale-deal stopped for Michel Mama: PM Modi asks Congress
PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched an attack on Congress and Gandhi family by mentioning Christian Michel, the middleman of AgustaWestland, and asked if the Rafale deal got delayed because of him.
15 Dec 2018
India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation
India and France today held discussions on deepening bilateral strategic partnership through cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defense, space, and civil nuclear energy sectors.
14 Dec 2018
What happened after what in Rafale deal case: Brief chronology
The Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking a probe in the decision-making process of controversial Rafale deal and gave the Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.
13 Dec 2018
#RafaleDeal: SC verdict on court-monitored probe due for Friday
The Supreme Court is all set to pronounce its verdict on a batch of pleas demanding a court-monitored CBI probe into the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal on Friday.
24 Nov 2018
#RafaleDeal: French NGO wants probe into Rafale deal, alleges corruption
A French anti-corruption NGO, Sherpa, has filed a complaint with the office of the French National Financial Prosecutor against the French government and Dassault Aviation, alleging corruption in the Rs. 59,000cr Rafale deal signed in September 2016.
13 Nov 2018
Dassault CEO on Rafale-Deal: We chose Reliance, I don't lie
Eric Trappier, the CEO of Dassault Aviation has rubbished allegations made by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi about the selection of Reliance Defence as an offset partner in the controversial Rafale deal.
02 Nov 2018
RaGa alleges Dassault Aviation paid Rs.284cr bribe to Reliance Defense
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Dassault Aviation paid Rs. 284 crore to Anil Ambani's Reliance Defense as the "first installment of kickbacks".
15 Oct 2018
Shatrughan Sinha criticizes BJP govt over Rafale deal
Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha criticized the BJP government at the Center over the Rafale deal.
12 Oct 2018
Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?
Shatrughan Sinha, also known as Shotgun, might compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the PM's own constituency, Varanasi.
11 Oct 2018
#RafaleDeal: RaGa demands probe against PM, calls him 'corrupt man'
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today demanded an investigation against PM Narendra Modi's role in the Rafale deal, alleging that he is a "corrupt man".
11 Oct 2018
#RafaleDeal: Report says Reliance was 'mandatory' for Dassault, French-company denies
In the ongoing controversy over Rafale Deal signed between India and France, a French media investigative journal Mediapart has found choosing Reliance was 'mandatory' for Dassault, but the company has dismissed the claims.
08 Oct 2018
SC to hear plea challenging Rafale deal on October 10
The Supreme Court will hear a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal on October 10.
07 Oct 2018
Rahul attacks Ambani over Rafale deal; calls him PM's 'BFF'
Attacking industrialist Anil Ambani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi yesterday said one can land Rafale deal contracts worth "Rs. 1.3 lakh crore" if he is the PM's "BFF" (best friend forever).
03 Oct 2018
Rafale, a good package, will be game-changer for subcontinent: Dhanoa
Amid the raging row over the Rafale fighter jet, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa today clarified that the deal was a "good package" and the aircraft will be a "game-changer" for the subcontinent.
23 Sep 2018
Rafale deal is India's 'largest defense scam', says Prashant Bhushan
Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan today in Chennai said Rafale deal is the "largest defense scam in India" and urged the Center to initiate a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the matter.
22 Sep 2018
#RafaleDeal: Rahul fires fresh salvo, says Modi 'betrayed India's soul'
In a fresh attack on the Rafale issue, Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleged PM Modi and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a "surgical strike" on the defense forces.
22 Sep 2018
Rafale-deal: Hollande's bombshell catches BJP in crossfire, opposition strengthens attack
Comments of France former President Francois Hollande that Indian government proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as its partner in the multi-million dollar Rafale deal has caught the Narendra Modi led Centre in a crossfire, with the opposition demanding his resignation.
18 Sep 2018
SC adjourns hearing on PIL seeking stay on Rafale deal
The Supreme Court adjourned hearing on a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.
23 Jul 2018
After no-confidence motion, Congress mulls privilege motion against Sitharaman, Modi
Congress is likely to move a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the Rafale deal.
13 Jun 2018
Rafale Deal: All you need to know about the controversy
In April 2015, when PM Modi had announced the purchase of 36 "ready-to-fly" Rafale jets, the nation rejoiced, but the incessant attacks by the Congress over the new deal has raised some valid concerns.
08 Apr 2018
IAF begins process to buy 110 fighter jets worth $15bn
Indian Air Force (IAF) began the process of buying around 110 fighter jets worth an estimated $15bn. This will be one of the largest orders in recent years.
15 Nov 2017
Congress alleges "huge scam" in $8.7bn Rafale deal
The Congress party has alleged that a "huge scam is brewing" in the deal to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters for $8.7 billion.
02 Oct 2017
India to have first Rafale base in Ambala by 2019
India is all set to have its first Rafale base in Ambala, Haryana.
29 Jan 2017
CCI gives its nod to Reliance-Dassault joint venture
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced that it had approved the joint venture between French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault Aviation SA and Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group.
17 Oct 2016
Investors decry RCom's plans
RCom's recent disclosure of a non binding term sheet with Brookfield Infrastructure for RCom's tower assets has drawn flak from investors.
16 Oct 2016
Reliance Communications sells its tower business
Reliance Communications (RCom) has agreed to sell a majority stake in its mobile phone tower business.
04 Oct 2016
Reliance-Dassault JV to execute defence offset obligations
Reliance Defence will be Dassault Aviation's Indian strategic partner and they will enter into a Dassault-Reliance joint venture (JV) called 'Dassault Reliance Aerospace'.
06 Aug 2016
Lockheed Martin proposes to shift F-16 production line to India
On Thursday, American defence major Lockheed Martin offered to move its lone F-16 fighter aircraft production-line, Block 70, to India as part of the 'Make in India' program.