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IAF to get 10-11 rafale aircraft in a month

India is likely to get three Rafale jets this week and then 7-8 more will come in the second half of April

29 Mar 2021 4:52 AM

Amid Rafale's induction, Rajnath Singh issues 'big and stern' message to China

Singh's stern message came hours ahead of Jaishankar-Wang Yi meeting

10 Sep 2020 9:35 PM

Iran missiles land at UAE airbase where India's Rafale jets were halted overnight

However, the message of the drill seems to be targeted at the United States, which saw two American bases go on alert over the launches

29 Jul 2020 1:54 PM

Welcome home, golden arrows: 5 Rafale fighter jets land at Ambala air base

The Rafale jets are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in 23 year after the Sukhoi jets were imported from Russia

29 Jul 2020 11:44 AM

IAF to induct 5 Rafale fighter jets by July 2020

India had asked France to speed-up the deliveries of the Rafale fighters

21 Jul 2020 12:24 PM


Commanders to discuss deploying Rafale jets at LAC

The top commanders of the Air Force will meet on July 22 for the two-day commanders' conference to focus on the operational issue

20 Jul 2020 10:53 AM

Pak army spokesperson defends Rajnath Singh over Shastra Puja row

'Nothing wrong in #RafalePuja as it goes by the religion and that must be respected,' Ghafoor tweeted.

11 Oct 2019 9:14 AM

'Enhance self-defence, not attack anyone,' says Rajnath after India gets 1st Rafale

Singh called his tryst with Rafale as good, adding that Rafale's induction will enhance the strength of IAF.

09 Oct 2019 9:12 AM

‘Never imagined I would be flown at supersonic speed’: Rajnath on Rafale sortie

Giving timeline for delivery of 36 jets, Singh said he expects first 18 aircraft to be delivered by Feb 2021.

09 Oct 2019 8:52 AM

Rafale to give India edge over China, Pak; enhance our capabilities: IAF chief

'Rafale is a very capable aircraft, once we induct it, it will be a gamechanger in terms of our operational capability,' Bhadauria said.

30 Sep 2019 1:04 PM


'Golden Arrows' squadron, once led by Air chief, to be revived for Rafale

Squadron, which operated from Bhatinda air base, was disbanded in 2016 after IAF started gradual phasing out of Russian-origin MiG 21 jets.

10 Sep 2019 8:39 AM

IAF to induct first Rafale jet on Sept 19, Rajnath Singh likely to visit France

All the 36 fighter jets will arrive by September 2022.

03 Sep 2019 10:05 AM

Resolve Kashmir bilaterally, no third party should incite violence: Macron asks India, Pak

Emmanuel Macron also said that France will deliver 1st of the 36 Rafale fighter jets to India next month.

23 Aug 2019 8:06 AM

Indian Air Force Rafale office broken into in France

Government sources said the IAF has already briefed the Defence Ministry in this regard and French police authorities are probing the case.

22 May 2019 4:48 PM

Pakistan won't come near border, LoC after Rafale jets arrive: IAF chief Dhanoa

IAF Chief B S Dhanoa on Monday said that Rafale jets will the best combat aircraft in the Indian sub-continent.

25 Mar 2019 1:46 PM


Govt compromising national security, why 36 Rafale jets instead of 126: Chidambaram

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia also took to Twitter to demand answers from Modi on the increased cost of aircraft.

18 Jan 2019 11:08 AM

India concerned by modernisation rate in neighbourhood, says Air Force chief

'IAF is prepared 24x7 for any threat and is ready for befitting response to any contingency with our assets,' Dhanoa said.

11 Nov 2018 8:24 PM

Official victimised for query on price, says Rahul Gandhi

Modi had announced the procurement of 36 Rafale fighters after holding talks with Hollande on April 10, 2015, in Paris.

28 Sep 2018 1:27 AM

Modi faces calls for resignation over Rafale jet deal

Opposition has questioned the govt on the choice of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as Dassault’s local partner.

23 Sep 2018 1:59 PM

IAF pilots train on Rafale jets, amid procurement controversy

Officials said, a batch of IAF pilots got an opportunity to train on Rafale jets. The aircraft landed in India on Saturday.

03 Sep 2018 7:04 PM