On January 31, 2012, Dassault Aviation's Rafale won the bid to supply the Indian Air Force with 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft. The multi-billion dollar 'deal of the century' has since languished over price negotiations. Rahul Bedi explains how 'miscellaneous' factors have posed a major hurdle in negotiating the Rafale deal. The Rafale fighter aircraft. Credit: Dassault Avaiation There is a delicious, albeit hugely expensive, irony involving the ongoing negotiations to procure 126 ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
KATHMANDU: Six high-end armoured vehicles, provided by India to ferry visiting dignitaries during the SAARC Summit, arrived today in Kathmandu. The bullet-proof cars were broughtby Indian Air Force’s cargo aircraft to Tribhuvan International Airport.Himalayan times, 1 week ago
By deeming October 31, Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s birthday as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, the BJP has rightly made amends for the short shrift that the great leader received at the hands of the Congress. By the same token, the BJP cannot be seen as being petty towards Indira, a leader who despite her flaws, did render yeoman service to the nation, says Vivek Gumaste. Dusk was setting in along India’s extensive western border with Pakistan -- from the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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