Ultimately, after the future withdrawal of the Mirage 2000N, the ASMP-A missile would be carried by the Rafale
, from the both land bases and the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, so missile is to fit the Rafale
's existing under-fuselage weapon station.
In September 2016, India signed a deal with the French government and Dassault Aviation to acquire 36 Rafale
fighter jets for over Euro 7.8 billion to arrest the fall of combat squadrons and meet urgent requirements on the eastern and western fronts.
TO duck hearing at Supreme Court, the Modi government took the plea that Rafale
documents had been stolen.
IANS Chennai The documents pertaining to the purchase of Rafale
fighter jets based on which articles were published in The Hindu were not stolen and the sources which provided them will not be revealed, said N Ram, Chairman of The Hindu Group of Publications.
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi picked up from where he left off last night, demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi be investigated in the NDA government's deal for 36 Rafale
fighter jets.I am not alleging anything anymore government documents are saying it for themselves," he said, referring to documents which the government told the Supreme Court yesterday, were stolen.
The controversy over the Rafale
fighter jet deal took a new twist yesterday following former French president Francois Hollande's reported claim that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale
offset contract, triggering an attack by Congress and other opposition parties who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favouring the company.
PARIS, Feb 12 (KUNA) -- French President Francois Hollande on Thursday confirmed earlier reports that Egypt has decided to purchase 24 Rafale
fighter-bombers, the first foreign sale of the high-performance French aircraft.
FRANCE has assured India that there will not be any middlemen in the country's biggest defence deal -- the purchase of $ 12 billion ( ` 64,560 cr) Rafale
The UAE is France's best bet in the short term for clinching an export deal for Dassault Aviation's Rafale
fighter jet, French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said late this week.
--Defense Minister Plans to Test French Rafale
Jets Prior to Final Decision to Buy
France is finalising the sale of 60 Rafale
combat jets made by France's Dassault Aviation to the United Arab Emirates in a deal worth 6-8 billion euros ($8-11 billion), a newspaper reported on Saturday.