Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Rafale

Rafale production halts in France due to COVID-19, jets’ delivery to India could be delayed

If the production facility in France remains shut beyond 31 March, the delivery schedule of Rafale fighter jets to India could get impacted.

How the IAF plans to get the edge back from Pakistan on air-to-air strike capability

During the aerial duel between India and Pakistan on 27 February last year, the IAF had felt the chinks in its air-to-air armour with the Pakistanis having had the edge in this sphere.  

On ‘death bed’, Amar Singh says he regrets overreaction against Amitabh Bachchan & family

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Advantage Rafale? Foreign firms want clarity from IAF on ‘staggered’ purchase of fighters

The firms believe that staggered buying allows an advantage to Dassault Aviation, which manufactures the Rafale aircraft.

Boeing’s F-15EX fighter aircraft likely to enter race for multi-billion dollar IAF contract

There are currently seven fighters, including two from the US, in the fray for the multi-billion dollar deal as IAF looks to acquire 114 new combat jets.

India begins manufacturing parts for Rafale fighter jets in Nagpur 

Nagpur facility, joint venture of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence & French firm Dassault Aviation, initially meant to make parts of only Falcon business gets.

IAF’s Rafale model among 22 tableaux at Republic Day parade

Of the 22 tableaux that were exhibited on the Raj Path, 16 belonged to states and UTs and the other six were of ministries, departments and the NDRF.

Kashmir, UN, defence, nuclear pacts — France has always had India’s back, no matter what

French thwarted Chinese attempts to discuss Kashmir issue at UNSC last week. It’s just the latest in a series of instances when Paris has firmly stood with New Delhi. 

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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.


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.