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Topic: Rafale

China Air Force’s behaviour with 3 countries has a pattern. India’s air assets must catch up

Chinese aircraft encounters point to an emerging pattern in East Asia. But in the high Himalayas over Ladakh, India's lack of allies is concerning.

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Indian Navy deal ‘top priority’, F/A-18 Super Hornets ‘clear pick for ops anywhere’, says Boeing

Torbjorn Sjogren, vice-president of international government and defence at Boeing, says the F/A-18 Super Hornet is the right aircraft for the Indian Navy.

Fugitive middleman Sanjay Bhandari sues French firm for Rs 92 crore ‘commission’ in 2011 IAF deal

Bhandari claims he had ‘helped’ Thales to ‘sell the upgrade of the Mirage jets by facilitating a meeting’ with a senior defence ministry official. He fled India in 2016.

Pakistan is getting Chinese J-10Cs, which have Israeli connection but are no match for Rafale

Pakistan's is reportedly inducting 25 J-10C fighter jets from China by March. Announcement was made by country’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed at an event last week.

Collaborate or make in India, Rajnath tells French counterpart Parly in defence talks

India & France held Annual Defence Dialogue in Delhi Friday. Visiting defence minister Florence Parly said her country was 'open & ready' to provide more Rafale fighter aircraft.

BJP’s Rafale attack on Congress isn’t flogging a dead horse. There is a method

The BJP, especially under Modi and Shah, is way too smart to waste its time on non-issues. Hence, its complete focus on Congress' past.

Eye on mega deal with Navy, Dassault will fly Rafale Marine to India in 2022 for showcase trip

Dassault Aviation had been in talks with Navy for the naval version of Rafale even before the French giant signed the contract for 36 air force fighters in 2016.

Rafale, S-400 or C-295, all came from out-of-the-box thinking. India should do it more often

Recent defence deals have been successful only because they were made through unconventional means, circumventing the long and tedious procurement processes.

Tough to explain Pegasus to masses amid issues like Covid & inflation, Shashi Tharoor says

In an exclusive interview, IT panel chairperson and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor says 'committee will do its job' on Pegasus but it has 'limited powers' unlike US Congress’ panels.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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