Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicDassault

Topic: Dassault

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.

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

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.

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...

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. 

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.

Rafale on the front page, yet again

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Dassault paid kickbacks to Anil Ambani, its CEO lying: Rahul Gandhi  

Rahul Gandhi asks why Dassault 'invested Rs 284 crore in loss-making' Reliance Defence, calls Rafale deal a partnership between Modi and Anil Ambani.

In the defence scam brouhaha, efficacy of Rafale jets, Bofors guns, Agusta helicopters gets drowned

If defence purchase processes are found to be faulty, they should be addressed at that level without questioning the equipment under procurement and adequately amended.

Another version of Dassault statement on Rafale shows it wasn’t forced to pick Reliance

New version of Dassault statement indicates it may have been misinterpreted as being forced to pick Reliance Defence for Rafale offsets.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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