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Has India paid more for the Rafales?
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Has India paid more for the Rafales?

Is the price of one fighter Rs 681 crore? Rs 686 crore? Rs 703 crore? Rs 1,063 crore? Rs 1,225 crore?Ajai Shukla makes sense of the confusing numbers. PART 1: 4 puzzling questions about the Rafale deal Has the Indian Air Force paid more per Rafale fighter than what Prime Minister Narendra D Modi had undertaken in Paris whilst announcing his agreement with then French president Francois Hollande to buy 36 aircraft from the French vendor, Dassault?   On April 10, 2015, standing beside ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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4 puzzling questions about the Rafale deal

Why did Modi bypass the Cabinet before he committed India to the Rafale deal?Ajai Shukla untangles the Rafale deal. IMAGE: The 36 Rafale fighters will cost €India 7.8 billion (Rs 58,000 crore/Rs 580 billion). Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Prime Minister Narendra D Modi -- on April 10, 2015, in Paris -- stunned the global military aerospace industry with the announcement that India would buy 36 Rafale fighters in a government-to-government arrangement with France, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Modi vs Manmohan: What's the Rafale cost difference?  Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Nirmala Sitharaman meets James Mattis

Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman receives US Defence Secretary James Mattis in New Delhi. Ajai Shukla in his column for Rediff.com, writes, "When United States Defence Secretary Jim Mattis meets his Indian counterpart, Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Tuesday, it will be a first handshake between an unusually powerful American incumbent and a greenhorn Indian one. General Mattis is a vastly experienced combat soldier who has commanded an infantry battalion in Iraq in 1991, an ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Don't expect much from Mattis-Sitharaman meeting  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Boeing to build Super Hornets in India

Along with HAL, Boeing intends to involve the Mahindra Group in building Super Hornets in India.Ajai Shukla reports. The Boeing Company, which is vying strongly to supply the Indian Navy with 57 'multi-role carrier borne fighters', has entered talks with Hindustan Aeronautics to explore the co-manufacture of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter in India, say credible sources in the defence ministry. Along with HAL, Boeing also intends to involve the Mahindra Group in building Super Hornets in ...
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'Pained' Manmohan asks Modi to apologise over Pak conspiracy charges

Singh, in a statement, stressed that the Gujarat election was not discussed during meeting with some Pakistani officials at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's house. In a sharp counter-offensive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 'conspiracy with Pakistan' remark, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said he was setting a "dangerous precedent" with his "ill-thought transgression" and asked him to apologise to the nation. In a strongly-worded statement, Singh ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago Arun Jaitley rejects Manmohan's demand for PM Modi's apology, says Cong must give details of the meeting  DNA2 days ago Manmohan asks Modi to apologise for Pak conspiracy allegation  Mathrubhumi1 day ago
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Was Rafale a must for the IAF?

'It is hard to justify $225 million a plane for an increasingly obsolete mission.'The purchase of the 36 Rafales has changed little for the IAF, explains Ajai Shukla. PART 1: 4 puzzling questions about the Rafale deal PART 2: Has India paid more for the Rafales? Since the turn of the century, when the Indian Air Force began its quest for cheap, light fighters to replace the Soviet-era fleet of light MiG variants, the IAF's specifications for the replacement fighter have changed so much as to ...
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India can destroy enemy targets from 100s of km away

The IAF can fire Brahmos missiles from several hundred kilometres away.The BrahMos flies supersonic, at speeds up to Mach 2.5, giving the enemy little time to react, reports Ajai Shukla. The supersonic BrahMos, already one of the world's most highly-regarded cruise missiles, has moved onto a fast-development track. Six months after an advanced, Block III, land-attack BrahMos was successfully tested in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the defence ministry announced on Wednesday, November 22, ...
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Is India's Nirbhay a match for Pakistan's Babur?

'So far, Pakistan leads India in subsonic cruise missile development, having tested and operationally deployed the Babur cruise missile that has a range of 700 km, significantly less than the Nirbhay's,' says Ajai Shukla. The Nirbhay cruise missile, which the Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully test-fired on Tuesday, November 14, is a version of America's iconic Tomahawk cruise missile, made famous by CNN videos of the 1991 Gulf War, showing Tomahawks flying along ...
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India's enemies be warned: New guns for Indian troops

Soldiers fighting the enemy will receive state-of-the-art assault rifles, other soldiers will get 'Make in India' rifles, reports Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The Indian Army will buy 250,000 assault rifles from the international market for soldiers on the front lines. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters The Indian Army's highest levels have arrived at a vital decision that could open the doors to buying new rifles for the entire army, while remaining within a strained procurement budget. The decision is ...
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Crisis in India-Russia ties: The French Connection

Russia is reportedly angry that India allowed US officers on board the INS Chakra.But are French lobbyists trying to muddy India-Russia waters?Ajai Shukla reports. The visit by US navy officials last week to the INS Vikramaditya, an aircraft carrier built by Russia for the Indian Navy, has turned into an unexpectedly hot potato in Russia-India military ties.   A team of American naval officers visiting India to discuss US assistance in constructing an indigenous aircraft carrier, was ...
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