Dassault Aviation: News
18 Jul 2023Dassault Rafale
Negotiations between India and France regarding the technical and commercial aspects of India's plans to buy 26 Rafale-M jets and three Scorpene-class submarines for the Indian Navy are yet to be completed, reports said.
13 Jul 2023Narendra Modi
Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, India's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday gave its initial approval to the proposal to buy 26 Rafale-M fighter jets for the Indian Navy, Reuters reported.
09 Nov 2021Dassault Rafale
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday blamed the Opposition Congress for alleged corruption in the procurement of Rafale fighter jets.
09 Nov 2021Supreme Court Of India
French manufacturer Dassault Aviation paid at least 7.5 million euro (Rs. 60 crore) in bribes to a middleman to help secure the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets to India, French portal Mediapart reported.
04 Jul 2021Narendra Modi
The Indian National Congress on Sunday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government over the French probe into allegations of corruption in the Rs. 59,000-crore Rafale deal.
05 Apr 2021France
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.
17 Nov 2019India
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.
05 May 2019Narendra Modi
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 2019India
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 2018India
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 2018India
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.
24 Nov 2018India
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 2018Rahul Gandhi
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 2018Narendra Modi
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 2018Indian Government
Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha criticized the BJP government at the Center over the Rafale deal.
11 Oct 2018India
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 2018India
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 2018India
The Supreme Court will hear a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal on October 10.
07 Oct 2018Rahul Gandhi
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 2018Narendra Modi
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 2018Supreme Court Of India
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 2018Narendra Modi
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 2018Narendra Modi
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 2018India
The Supreme Court adjourned hearing on a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.
23 Jul 2018Lok Sabha
Congress is likely to move a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the Rafale deal.
13 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
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 2018India
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 2017India
The Congress party has alleged that a "huge scam is brewing" in the deal to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale fighters for $8.7 billion.
06 Aug 2016India
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.