Breaking IAF, Govt had no role in Rafale deal, Dassault selected partner Dhanoa

Indian Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa on Wednesday said it was French fighter jet manufacturer Dassault that was to select offset partner in Rafale deal and the Indian government and IAF had no role to play. The IAF chief added the Rafale was good…

Hollande himself facing allegation, what can speak on Rafale Sitharaman

Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said former French president Francois Hollande’s claims on the Rafale deal have come at a time when he himself was facing allegations that his partner had received “some funds for some purpose.” She was apparently referring to reports which…

Only one country besides the US has a nuclear powered aircraft carrier and now it’s planning to bu

The French procurement office and the Navy will submit proposals to the Armed Forces Ministry based on definition studies for a future aircraft carrier, according to the head of the naval armaments operations unit at the Direction Générale de l’Armement. The DGA and the Navy…

Rafale deal stakeholders neutralise Rahul Gandhi’s latest attack on

Former French President Francois Hollande last week seemed to have given ammunition to the Congress to hit the ruling BJP over the controversial Rafale deal. Congress president Rahul Gandhi intensified his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, all the stakeholders involved in the deal…

Nirmala Sitharaman likely to meet French defence minister next Month

Undeterred by the unseemly controversy over the statements of former French president Francois Hollande on offsets related to Rafale fighter deal between India and France, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to travel to France next month for the first annual defence ministers dialogue with…

Britain’s defence chief orders STRONGER military ties with FRENCH as Russia threat deepens

Britain’s defence chief orders STRONGER military ties with FRENCH as Russia threat deepens BRITAIN’S defence chief Sir General Nick Carter is strengthening ties between the UK and France ahead of Brexit and “the growing risks to UK security” in order to unify the two European…

Rafale controversy Francois Hollande doing no service to country, Says French official

Responding to remarks by former French president Francois Hollande that the Indian government had “proposed” Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as the offset partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rafale aircraft deal, the French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, said Sunday that Hollande’s…

FRANCE FEARS DAMAGE AFTER HOLLANDE FANS CONTROVERSY OVER RAFALE DEAL

The French government said Sunday it feared damage to its relations with India after former president Francois Hollande stirred controversy about a major deal to sell fighter jets to New Delhi. Hollande, who left office in May last year, said Friday during a trip to…

Rafale Deal We chose Reliance, says Dassault after Francois Hollande’s bombshell

French defence manufacturing giant Dassault Aviation has refuted the claims made by former French President Francois Hollande and said that it was Dassault who selected Anil Dhirubhai Ambani’s Reliance Defence and not the Indian government. On Friday, Hollande revealed that the choice to select Reliance…