Dassault Rafale

Multi-role combat aircraft family by Dassault

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Dassault Rafale: Multi-role combat aircraft family by Dassault
The Dassault Rafale is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. The Rafale is referred to as an "omnirole" aircraft by Dassault.

Srinagar bans the use of drone after UAV attack on Jammu's Air Force attack | Oneindia News [Video]

Srinagar bans the use of drone after UAV attack on Jammu's Air Force attack | Oneindia News

A week after the drone attack at an Air Force base in Jammu, the Srinagar administration has imposed restrictions on the use, possession and sale of drones; The Congress today lashed out at the..

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CPIM's Sitaram Yechury says 'something fishy' with Rafale deal, calls for JPC probe | Oneindia News [Video]

CPIM's Sitaram Yechury says 'something fishy' with Rafale deal, calls for JPC probe | Oneindia News

Today, the CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury talked about the Rafale deal and renewed the call for a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the allegations of corruption. #SitaramYechury #Rafale..

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ICMR says single dose of vaccine enough for Covid survivors against Delta variant | Oneindia News

A new study by the Indian Council of Medical Research revealed that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and vaccinated with one or both doses show higher protection against the Delta variant;..

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Rafale deal probe | Latest development | Judge to investigate 'corruption'  | Oneindia News [Video]

Rafale deal probe | Latest development | Judge to investigate 'corruption' | Oneindia News

A French judge has been tasked with investigating a controversial 2016 sale of Rafale jets to India. The Indian opposition charges the deal was suspicious and alleges corruption. The $9.3-billion deal..

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India has now deployed its latest omni-role Rafale fighter jets close to the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction on the eastern front with China, which constitutes a new deterrent just before the next..
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IAF formally inducts Rafale aircraft into 101 Squadron of Eastern Air Command

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the Rafale aircraft into its 101 Squadron of the Eastern Air Command in the presence of Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria at the Hasimara Air Force Station..
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India has received 26 Rafale aircraft till date: Govt

India has so far received 26 Rafale aircraft out of the 36 it has ordered from Dassault Aviation, minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt said Wednesday. "The delivery of 36 Rafale aircraft is..
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Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Centre over Rafale deal, rising fuel prices

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Congress, CPM join forces to demand JPC probe into Rafale deal

The opposition kept up the attack on the Modi government over the Rafale deal, with Congress and CPM joining forces to demand a JPC probe into the purchase of fighter jets claiming that the French..
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Congress angry because it could not make money, counters BJP’s Patra

Hitting out at Congress for alleging corruption in the Rafale deal, BJP on Sunday said Congress is angry because they were deprived the opportunity to take commission in the deal for the fighter jets...
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Congress questions govt's silence over Rafale deal charges; BJP hits back

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Rahul Gandhi attacks govt on Rafale deal

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BJP: Rahul Gandhi being used as pawn by rival firms

BJP on Saturday alleged that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is being used as a “pawn” by competing defence companies to raise doubts on the Rafale fighter deal and claimed that the opposition party..
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Congress: PM must order JPC probe on Rafale

With the French media reporting that a judicial inquiry has been ordered in the country into the Rafale deal, Congress on Saturday claimed vindication and demanded that PM Narendra Modi order a joint..
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French judge to probe Rafale deal; political row erupts again

A fresh political fight broke out over the Rafale deal on Saturday, following reports in the French media that a judicial investigation has been launched over allegations levelled by an anti-corruption..
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Congress, BJP spar as French media says judicial probe begins into Rafale deal

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French judge tasked with probing Rafale jet sale to India

A French judge has been tasked with investigating a controversial 2016 multi-billion-dollar sale of Rafale fighter jets to India on "corruption" suspicions, the national financial prosecutors' office..
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Will phase out MiG-21s in 3 years, induct Rafales by 2022: IAF chief

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Induction of Rafale aircraft into Indian Air Force by 2022: IAF Chief

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India behind China & Pakistan in nuclear-warheads but not worried

India is confident of its strategic deterrence capability, which will get a greater punch with the ongoing induction of Agni-V missiles and Rafale fighters as well the commissioning of nuclear..
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Three more Rafale fighter jets to arrive in India from France tonight

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Fifth batch of Rafale fighter aircrafts arrive in India

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SC to hear new Rafale PIL after CJI SA Bobde retires

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Congress and BJP spar over Rafale again

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CPM demands enquiry into Rafale fighter jet deal

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Three more Rafale jets land in India from France covering 7000-km long journey

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3 more Rafale fighter jets from France arrive in India

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The three Rafale combat aircraft, manufactured by French company Dassault Aviation, took off from Istres in France on Wednesday. The Indian Embassy in France tweeted that three more Rafale jets have..
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Bangladesh contingent, Rafale & Ladakh tableau debut

A 122-member Bangladesh contingent, two IAF women pilots, newly acquired multi-role fighter aircraft Rafales, troops deployed in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and a tableau of newly constituted UT of..
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IAF ready to tackle any challenge from Leh to Kanyakumari, says Rafale pilot

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