Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicRafale deal

Topic: Rafale deal

India’s defence offset contracts are in shambles, need a revamp

A number of the 57 offset contracts signed so far have resulted in penalties with the number expected to rise.

French journal Mediapart claims CBI, ED were aware of kickbacks in Rafale deal

The portal's report says CBI and ED have had proof since October 2018 that Dassault paid at least 7.5 million euros in secret commissions to middleman Sushen Gupta.

Not good when Congress accuses others of jeopardising national security: BJP on Rafale deal

The BJP sought to know why Congress government did not procure the fighter planes for 10 years despite a depleted squadron strength of the Indian Air Force.

Rahul Gandhi begins online survey asking why govt wasn’t ready for JPC probe into Rafale deal

The Congress has demanded a JPC probe into the Rafale deal, alleging corruption in the purchase of fighter jets, & said such an investigation is the only way forward to find the truth.

Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force to take place by 2022, says IAF Chief

IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria also said that some deliveries from France have been ahead of time, while minor delays happened with 'one or two' aircraft due to Covid-related issues.

Corruption in Rafale deal led to Rs 21,075 cr loss, claims Congress after latest French twist

In a fresh attack, Congress' Randeep Surjewala asks why Modi govt removed mandatory 'anti-corruption clauses' in Rafale deal, demands independent probe.

Congress seeks probe into Rafale deal after French media claims 1.1 mn Euros paid to middleman

Randeep Surjewala told a press conference that the French news portal's report has proved that Rahul Gandhi's oft-repeated allegations of corruption in the deal were correct.

Rafale deal faces new controversy over ‘suspicious payments’ to middleman arrested by ED

French media reports that country's corruption watchdog flagged payments made by Dassault Aviation to Defsys Solutions, company owned by Sushen Gupta who was arrested in VVIP chopper scam.

Why Manohar Parrikar’s biggest contribution to Defence Ministry was breaking Rafale logjam

In ‘Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life’, Nitin A. Gokhale explores how India’s first IIT-qualified chief minister strengthened India's national security.

It’s 2021 and Congress continues to make the ‘Rafale’ mistake

Congress leaders think they can win elections simply by criticising the incumbent. They forget to ask: what do the people want?

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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