Rafale Fighter Jet News


France ready to provide additional Rafale fighter jets to India: French minister

Florence Parly also said that the use of the same aircraft by the two strategic partners was a reflection of ‘strength’ in their ties

1 min read17 Dec 2021

IAF’s ’Golden Arrows’ squadron to boast 5 Rafale aircraft as the first batch lands in Ambala today

Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria would receive the batch of first 5 Rafale combat aircraftSection 144 has been imposed in the villages adjoining the Ambala air base

2 min read29 Jul 2020

Indian Air Force shares photos of Rafales getting re-fuelled mid-air on way home

In the photos, the fighter jets are seen re-fuelling mid-air from a French Air Force tanker before their scheduled stopover at the Al-Dhafra air base in UAEThe first batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft on Monday took off from France for India

1 min read28 Jul 2020

3 Rafale jets handed over to India, being used to train IAF pilots, technicians

The first Rafale jet was handed over to India on 8 OctThe first batch of 4 Rafale jets are to arrive in India by May 2020

1 min read20 Nov 2019

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Rafale review petitions today

The verdict will be delivered by a three-judge bench presided by Chief Justice Ranjan GogoiThe Supreme Court on December 14 last year had dismissed petitions seeking court-monitored probe into Rafale fighter jet deal

1 min read14 Nov 2019

India takes delivery of first Rafale fighter jet

The induction of the Rafale is critical for the IAF, which is set to decommission the MiG-21 Bison aircraftIndia is the fourth country after France, Egypt and Qatar, to fly the Rafale. India signed a €7.87-million deal in 2016 with France to buy the 36 planes

3 min read8 Oct 2019

Government likely to order 36 more Rafale fighter jets

The purchase of another 36 Rafale fighter jets will take the fleet to 72The Indian Air Force has recently been handed over its first Rafale aircraft from France

1 min read22 Sep 2019

India to receive first Rafale fighter jet in September

The first Rafale fighter jet will be handed over to India in September, French President Emmanuel Macron said in ParisPM Modi expressed hope for greater defence cooperation between India and France in the future

1 min read23 Aug 2019

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie move SC to review its verdict on Rafale deal

The petition says the 14 December judgement relied on facts that were ’patently false’ and should, therefore, be recalled

3 min read2 Jan 2019

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