Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

Frontline Indian Air Force base in Hasimara in West Bengal is likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron, informed sources said on Friday. The first squadron is likely to be based at the Sarsawa base in Uttar Pradesh. One more base for the third squadron remains to be identified. Each of … Read more Frontline Indian Air Force base in West Bengal likely to be one of the bases for a Rafale squadron

ISIS planned to attack DISNEYLAND, Champs-Elysees Christmas market, a Metro station, cafes and a police HQ NEXT WEEK, cops reveal

ISIS fanatics were planning to target Disneyland and a Christmas market on the Champs-Elysees during a new attack on Paris next week, police have revealed. Jihadists were plotting to strike on December 1 and had also researched sites including a police headquarters, Metro station and city centre cafes. Seven suspects were arrested in police raids … Read more ISIS planned to attack DISNEYLAND, Champs-Elysees Christmas market, a Metro station, cafes and a police HQ NEXT WEEK, cops reveal

Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India is offering to buy hundreds of fighter planes from foreign manufacturers – as long as the jets are made in India and with a local partner, Indian Air Force(IAF) officials say. A deal for 200 single-engine planes produced in India – which the Air Force says could rise to 300 as it fully phases … Read more Govt offers to buy 200 foreign fighter jets if they are Made in India

India launches race to build fighter jet

India has kick-started a race to supply fighter jets for its air force in what could be among the world’s most lucrative military aerospace contracts, with international defence companies lining up to pitch for as much as $10bn worth of business. ompanies worldwide have received letters in the past few days from the Indian government … Read more India launches race to build fighter jet

Paris attacker was my leader: IS recruit from India

Islamic State group’s operative from Tamil Nadu Subahani Haja Moideen , who fought alongside IS fighters in Iraq, has disclosed that one of the attackers in the Paris strikes last year , which left around 130 people dead, was his “group leader”. Moideen, labelled the most “battle-hardened” IS recruit from India so far, had travelled from Chennai … Read more Paris attacker was my leader: IS recruit from India

Fashion Line dedicated to Indian Army in Paris

Among all the sartorial razzmatazz, the upcoming edition of the French European Indian Fashion Week (FEIFW) will witness a special line dedicated to the Indian Army. To be held from October 21-23 in Paris, FEIFW will salute the spirit of Indian soldiers through the move. “We are going to show a collection dedicated to the … Read more Fashion Line dedicated to Indian Army in Paris

Reliance Group forms Joint Venture with Dassault for Rafale Jets

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s ambitions in the defence equipment space received a fillip with the announcement of a joint venture, Dassault Reliance Aerospace Pvt. Ltd, with French aircraft maker Dassault Aviation SA that is in line to benefit from a Rs24,500 crore seven-year offset deal. In September, India inked a deal to buy 36 … Read more Reliance Group forms Joint Venture with Dassault for Rafale Jets

No need for 36-month wait? Parrikar says India may get Rafale Jets much Sooner

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that India may get Rafale fighter aircraft from France earlier than the agreed-upon 36 months. “As per terms of the deal it is 36 months (during which the delivery has to start), but it may come slightly earlier. We have requested them to (deliver it) as fast as … Read more No need for 36-month wait? Parrikar says India may get Rafale Jets much Sooner

Rafale to give Indian Air Force combat edge over Pakistan’s F-16s

It’s finally jet, set and go for the IAF after an agonising wait of 16 years since it first demanded new multi-role fighters. India and France on Friday inked a 7.87 billion euro deal for 36 Rafale fighters, which with their state of the art 150-km range Meteor air-to-air missiles will have a clear combat … Read more Rafale to give Indian Air Force combat edge over Pakistan’s F-16s

IAF’s Rafales will come equipped with the Meteor, World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile

As India and France get set to sign a Euro 7.87 billion contract for 36 French Rafale fighters, details are emerging on a previously undisclosed part of the deal, which will see India acquiring the Meteor, arguably the World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile . Sources tracking the final negotiations have confirmed that the IAF’s Rafales … Read more IAF’s Rafales will come equipped with the Meteor, World’s Most Advanced Air-to-Air missile

Rafale deal almost in the bag

The eagerly awaited final clearance for the Indo-French Rafale deal could come any day now, with the price of the combat aircraft expected to be finally brought down from €11.6 billion to €7.8 billion. The protracted and tough negotiations in this deal will save crores of rupees from the Indian exchequer. Rafales are twin-engine medium … Read more Rafale deal almost in the bag

Rafale deal in final stages, file reaches Prime Minister’s Office

India’s struggle to modernise its Soviet-era fighter aircraft fleet with 36 Rafale multirole fighter jets may soon be a reality as the file on acquiring them has reportedly reached the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for approval. In January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande had signed an intergovernmental agreement, leaving the task … Read more Rafale deal in final stages, file reaches Prime Minister’s Office

France launches an Investigation into the Massive Submarine Data Leak

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France will formally investigate the devastating leak of secret French documents on India’s new submarine fleet, as the Turnbull government faces calls to bolster security for Australia’s $50 billion submarine project. The move came as India last night expressed “grave concern’’ at the revelation in The Australian yesterday that 22,400 pages of ­secret French documents … Read more France launches an Investigation into the Massive Submarine Data Leak