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'There's something extremely fishy in the Rafale deal'
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'There's something extremely fishy in the Rafale deal'

'There is no secrecy clause to the price (of the aircraft).''There can be secrecy on the capability of the nuclear payload of aircraft and things like that, but the price is hardly a secret.' IMAGE: A Dassault Rafale fighter at the 52nd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters On February 5, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stunned the nation when she told Parliament that the government would not divulge certain details, including the per unit cost, of the ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Airbus payout adds new twist in Rafale vs Eurofighter deal

Airbus' $99 million payout puts a new light on Eurofighter's 'unsolicited bid' to the Modi government, reducing the cost of the Typhoon fighter by 20 per cent, making it in retrospect significantly cheaper than the Rafale.Ajai Shukla reports. IMAGE: India ignored the Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH bid for its Typhoon fighter and opted for Rafale fighter jets. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters Over the preceding week, India's political landscape has been roiled by accusations that the government ...
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Reveal Rafale truth to clear doubts: Antony

Kochi: Former Defence Minister and senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday asked the Central government to reveal the purchase price and other terms and conditions of the Rafale fighter deal with France to clear doubts about the controversial defence ...
 Mathrubhumi1 week ago
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There was no Rafale deal under UPA: Defence ministry sources

The sources talked about Antony#39;s intervention while asserting that there was no deal arrived at during the UPA regime to procure 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA).
 Money Control1 week ago Govt rejects allegation on Rafale, says followed due procedure  Rediff.com2 weeks ago 4 puzzling questions about the Rafale deal  Rediff.com2 months ago

Bangladesh to build two air bases

Dhaka, Jan 1 (IANS) Bangladesh will build two new air bases to further strengthen its Air Force. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the announcement after inspecting a parade on Sunday by young Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) officers in Jessore, 164 km from Dhaka, ...
 Sify1 month ago
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The Rafale is indeed a great deal

Delivery of a great operational machine must not get affected to settle political scores, says Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd). IMAGE: In 2012, negotiations began with Dassault for the Rafale aircraft and a contract worth up to $20 billion was drawn up. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters The Rafale deal has all of a sudden come into focus with the Congress party alleging a scam in the unilateral announcement of a curtailed deal reducing the earlier figure of 126 aircraft to just 36, and paying ...
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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 ...
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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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