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  • Dassault Aviation rejects fresh allegations of corruption in Rafale deal Apr 08, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Dassault Aviation rejects fresh allegations of corruption in Rafale deal

    "No violations were reported, notably in the frame of the contract with India for the acquisition of 36 Rafales," a Dassault Aviation spokesperson said.

  • Three more Rafale jets to arrive in India on March 31, UAE to provide mid-air refuelling: Report Mar 29, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    Three more Rafale jets to arrive in India on March 31, UAE to provide mid-air refuelling: Report

    After landing in India, the jets would be flown to Ambala, where they would be joining the Golden Arrows Squadron, as per the report.

  • IAF to receive 10 Rafale fighter planes by April-end: Report Mar 29, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    IAF to receive 10 Rafale fighter planes by April-end: Report

    The aircraft would be stationed in Ambala and some would be later sent to Hashimara.

  • Little to offset high defence import costs Sep 28, 2020 08:31 AM IST

    Little to offset high defence import costs

    Going by the rate at which obligations are being met, by 2024 when Rs 55,000 crore of obligation should be discharged, the actual achievement will likely be only 10 per cent

  • Dassault Aviation, MBDA yet to fulfil offset obligations under Rafale deal: CAG Sep 23, 2020 10:42 PM IST

    Dassault Aviation, MBDA yet to fulfil offset obligations under Rafale deal: CAG

    The Dassault Aviation is the manufacturer of the Rafale jets while the MBDA supplied the missile systems for the aircraft.

  • 36 Rafale fleet will be a game changer for India: Experts Jul 29, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    36 Rafale fleet will be a game changer for India: Experts

    The Rafale jet, which is often compared with the US' stealth F-35 aircraft and F-22, is able to carry out all combat aviation missions like air superiority and air defence, close air support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence at varied speed limits of up to 1.8 Mach.

  • In pics | First five Rafale fighter jets arrive at Ambala airbase, greeted with ceremonial welcome by SU-30s Jul 29, 2020 05:02 PM IST

    In pics | First five Rafale fighter jets arrive at Ambala airbase, greeted with ceremonial welcome by SU-30s

    The modern fighter jets were flown-in by seven IAF pilots who were trained on the aircraft by the French Dassault Aviation company.The Rafales fighter jets was given ceremonial welcome by SU-30s.

  • IAF Chief Bhadauria to receive 5 Rafale jets at Ambala airbase on July 29 Jul 28, 2020 11:00 PM IST

    IAF Chief Bhadauria to receive 5 Rafale jets at Ambala airbase on July 29

    The Rafale jets are India's first major acquisition of fighter planes in over two decades, and they are expected to significantly boost the Indian Air Force's combat capabilities.

  • Rafale Jets: Fighters jets formally inducted into IAF; Here's all you need to know Jul 28, 2020 04:42 PM IST

    Rafale Jets: Fighters jets formally inducted into IAF; Here's all you need to know

    With the induction of these nuclear-capable fighter jets, the IAF’s firepower and air superiority is set to increase multifold.

  • Five Rafale fighter Jets leave for India; See pictures Jul 27, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    Five Rafale fighter Jets leave for India; See pictures

    Five Rafale jets built by Dassault Aviation took flight from France for India on July 27 as part of the two countries' 36 fighter jet deal that was signed by the two countries in September 2016.

  • Rafale Video: Five fighter jets take off from France for India; to bolster IAF's air power Jul 27, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Rafale Video: Five fighter jets take off from France for India; to bolster IAF's air power

    The fighter jets will be refuelled on the way by a French Air Force tanker aircraft and take a stopover at France's UAE airbase after which India will receive them on July 29.

  • Legal Matters | Rafale verdict will strengthen govt hands in future defence purchases Nov 14, 2019 04:34 PM IST

    Legal Matters | Rafale verdict will strengthen govt hands in future defence purchases

    The Supreme Court has rightly found out that there was no corruption involved in the Rafale deal. However, the diplomatic and economic damage done is real and will last for a while.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh receives IAF’s first Rafale fighter jet Oct 08, 2019 05:57 PM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh receives IAF’s first Rafale fighter jet

    While the formal handover ceremony took place on October 8, the first batch of four Rafale jets will fly to their home base in India by May 2020

  • India says French-made Rafale jets to be inducted in September 2019 Mar 04, 2019 12:57 PM IST

    India says French-made Rafale jets to be inducted in September 2019

    India has ordered 36 planes from Dassault Aviation as part of a modernisation programme of the air force which is phasing out its Soviet-era planes.

  • Dassault Aviation eyes growth for 2019 as 2018 profits rise Feb 28, 2019 02:29 PM IST

    Dassault Aviation eyes growth for 2019 as 2018 profits rise

    The maker of Rafale warplanes and Falcon business jets said its 2018 operating profits had surged 87 percent from the previous year to 669 million euros ($761 million), while net sales rose 4.3 percent to 5.08 billion euros.

  • No scandal in Rafale deal, says Dassault CEO; defends role for Reliance Feb 20, 2019 07:40 PM IST

    No scandal in Rafale deal, says Dassault CEO; defends role for Reliance

    The RFI (Request for Information) or initial tender for the deal was issued by IAF in April 6 2018, the first mega procurement initiative for fighter jets. This was after the government scrapped the process to acquire 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) around six years ago.

  • Kapil Sibal accuses Dassault Aviation CEO of trying to hide truth in Rafale deal Nov 07, 2018 08:37 PM IST

    Kapil Sibal accuses Dassault Aviation CEO of trying to hide truth in Rafale deal

    "Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier has deliberately tried in recent interviews to 'muddy the waters' over the Rafale deal and Dassault now is trying to hide the truth. Unfortunately it is falling into its own trap," Sibal told reporters here Tuesday night.

  • Dassault CEO says in talks with India about more Rafale jets Sep 05, 2017 02:55 PM IST

    Dassault CEO says in talks with India about more Rafale jets

    Eric Trappier told Reuters that a separate tender by India for a single-engine fighter jet was independent of the Rafale order and would not impact the negotiations.

  • Dassault Aviation interacts with aerospace industry players Jun 15, 2017 07:25 AM IST

    Dassault Aviation interacts with aerospace industry players

    "The ambition is to develop a complete supply chain allowing the completion of the existing ambitious Rafale (50 per cent) offsets obligations," a statement from Dassault Aviation said.

  • Reliance Defence soars over 2% on Dassault deal gain buzz Feb 28, 2017 01:45 PM IST

    Reliance Defence soars over 2% on Dassault deal gain buzz

    A media report stated that the company's joint venture with Dassault Aviation will get a big chunk of the Rafale jet deal and will target businesses worth Rs 20,000 crore as part of the offsets for the contract.

  • Anil Ambani to spell out defence biz plans Feb 26, 2017 04:42 PM IST

    Anil Ambani to spell out defence biz plans

    Pitching defence business as the main growth driver, industrialist Anil Ambani will brief the sectoral and market analysts here tomorrow about future plans of his Reliance Group in this segment.

  • COMMENT: India's defence sector opportunity – hype or $12 bn hope? Feb 17, 2017 01:43 PM IST

    COMMENT: India's defence sector opportunity – hype or $12 bn hope?

    Media reports suggest that Warburg Pincus is likely to pick up a 40% stake in Tata Technologies (an engineering solutions and IT product developing arm of Tata Motors).

  • Reliance Infra jumps 4% on defence JV with Dassault & Strata Feb 16, 2017 03:35 PM IST

    Reliance Infra jumps 4% on defence JV with Dassault & Strata

    "Reliance Infrastructure promoted Reliance Aerostructure's joint venture with Dassault Aviation Dassault Reliance Aerospace (DRAL) has been incorporated," the company said in its filing.

  • Rafale eyes naval contract for 57 aircraft Feb 15, 2017 04:30 PM IST

    Rafale eyes naval contract for 57 aircraft

    After bagging the Euro 8.78 billion deal for 36 Rafale fighters to strengthen the IAF fleet, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation is now eyeing the naval contract of 57 aircraft that is up for grabs.

  • French co Dassault Aviation inks JV with Reliance Defence Feb 15, 2017 03:07 PM IST

    French co Dassault Aviation inks JV with Reliance Defence

    Eric Trappier, CEO, Dassault Aviation is very upbeat of their joint venture with Reliance Defence giving them an opportunity to have a footprint in India.

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