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Why CAG and Modi govt’s claims of Rafale deal being cheaper are open to debate

Unless further details on costs and decision-making emerge, the 2016 NDA Rafale deal will remain in question.
Congress raises questions on $7.8 billion Rafale deal, alleges scam

NDA Rafale deal cheaper by 2.86% but price could have been cut further: CAG report

IAF didn't want six India-specific enhancements that the Defence Ministry insisted on, the report says.
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CAG compares old Rafale deal struck during UPA with Modi govt’s

The Comptroller and Auditor General will be tabling a report that looks at similar deals struck between 2012 and 2017 by IAF, as well as other offers that competed with Dassault’s Rafale offer.
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The MoU Anil Ambani mentioned in Airbus email was not Rafale

The Congress attacked the Narendra Modi government and Anil Ambani Tuesday, saying the latter had 'advance knowledge' of Rafale deal.
Rafale jet on a runway at Aero India | Commons

BJP’s Rafale & Congress’ AgustaWestland deals took different routes to same end – scandal

Both AgustaWestland & Rafale are caught in controversies but have very little in common when it comes to the process of procurement.
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Modi govt removed anti-corruption clauses in Rafale deal, says report

Rafale deal involved 'major and unprecedented concessions', says The Hindu. But sources say government allowed to take decisions in country's interest.
India among world’s 3 emerging arms producers, HAL in top 100: Report

India among world’s 3 emerging arms producers, HAL in top 100: Report

The SIPRI report comes as a shot in the arm for HAL, which lost out in the Rafale deal after Dassault Aviation chose Reliance Defence as its offset partner.
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It’s a good start to the weekend for billionaire Anil Ambani

Twin courtroom victories give Anil Ambani and his firms a boost. New Delhi/Mumbai: It’s a good start to the weekend for billionaire Anil Ambani. The Supreme Court on Friday refused to order a probe into India’s purchase of French warplanes, blunting the opposition Congress party’s allegation that Dassault Aviation SA was forced to pick an Ambani firm as a local partner. Little over an hour later, the Indian government told the court it would approve Reliance Communications Ltd.’s airwaves sale in two days, a deal that Ambani’s indebted operator badly needs to stave off bankruptcy. The two developments sent shares of Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd. and Reliance Communications soaring, boosting the market capitalization of five large listed Ambani firms by $68 million on the day. This is a relief for investors who had seen these stocks lose $4 billion this year through Thursday as the group was dogged by insolvency lawsuits, hurdles...
A Rafale fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Indian Army ex-chief wasn’t surprised when Dassault junked HAL as Rafale partner

At Military Literature Festival, former Indian Army chief General Ved Prakash Malik (Retd) discussed factors he thought were holding Make in India back. 
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French NGO files corruption complaint against Rafale deal

Sherpa Association’s complaint alleges grant of ‘undue advantages, influence peddling’ etc against Dassault and French government.

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Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

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A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
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Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.