Jul 28, 2021 09:37 PM IST
The induction event included a fly-past heralding the arrival of the Rafale aircraft at Hasimara, followed by a traditional water-cannon salute, according to a statement issued by the IAF.
- Jul 13, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Currently, the IAF has around 25 Rafale jets and the remaining ordered aircraft are expected to be delivered by 2022.
- Jun 19, 2021 12:51 PM IST
In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36-Rafale jets at a cost Rs 59,000 crore. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had in February said the country would have the entire fleet of the fighter aircraft by April 2022.
- Sep 28, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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
- Jul 18, 2019 08:40 PM IST
India has signed an agreement to purchase two squadrons (36) of the twin-engine multi-role aircraft and decided to base one each on its western and eastern fronts with Pakistan and China.
- Jun 15, 2017 08:36 AM IST
The deal was completed despite the Gulf country being criticized recently by U.S. President Donald Trump for supporting terrorism.
- Jul 30, 2015 07:39 PM IST
The multi-billion dollar tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), for which Rafale was shortlisted in 2012, has been withdrawn by the government.